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Tanner Merwin English IV CP Narrative Essay September 7, 2016 The evening air was as cold as Greenland’s icy mountains. Unforgiving and relentless, the harsh wind chilled me to the bone as my grandfather and I huddled inside my manmade hunting structure canvassed with camouflage material. It was the final day of rifle season, and the thrill of the hunt had been beckoning me back to the wilderness day after day. The trees were barren, their outstretched branches reaching like arms to the heavens, only to be bent back down toward earth by the merciless, nasty gales of freezing, stinging cold. The only solace I could discover in the abominable weather was my thick garb. Bundled in a heavy set of overalls with camouflage fabric drooping off of my frame, and a bright orange hunting vest strapped across my chest and mid-back, the obviously too-large clothing kept most of my body comfortable. My hands and fingers, however, guarded by the weak aegis of thin nylon gloves and stiffened by the icy air, numbly felt down the barrel of my .243. I told myself through silent suffering that I just had to get a buck this season. My mouth watered at the thought of delicious deer bologna with a side of creamy, gooey macaroni and cheese, and I craved the feeling of pride that would wash over my entire being as I presented my kill to the amazed eyes of my mother and stepfather. My mind raced in whimsical exhilaration as it often did as I contemplated all of these scenarios... My bout of fantasy came to an abrupt halt as a subtle noise snapped me back to reality. Behind my wooden hunting hut, my grandfather and I heard the audible crunch of frozen, lifeless leaves. The sound would resemble that of a slow, trotting horse, in timely intervals of four
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crunches at a given moment. I reflect upon that initial moment especially so, as my grandfather
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