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Notes and Reflections on Books and Media

by Hannah Leitheiser

Apache

Vanished Arizona

Martha Summerhayes

19??

2017-05-05

'Midnight found us still lingering around the dead ashes of the fire. After going to our tent, Jack saw that I was frightened. He said: "Don't worry, Martha, an Apache never was known to attack in the night," and after hearing many repetitions of this assertion, upon which I made him take his oath, I threw myself upon the bed. After our candle was out, I said: "When do they attack?" Jack who, with the soldiers' indifference to danger, was already half asleep, replied: "Just before daylight, usually"' - Vanished Arizona, Martha Summerhayes