jasonabadboy4u 29M
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6/3/2006 6:03 pm

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7/7/2006 6:58 am


Travel northwest into the desert from Del Rio, Texas and
eventually you will come to Devil's River. In the 1830's a
trapper named John Dent and his wife Mollie settled where
dry creek runs into Devil's River. Dent was after beaver,
which were plentiful there. He and Mollie built a cabin
from brush, and near it they put up an arbor to give them
shade. Mollie Dent became pregnant. When she was ready to
have their child, John Dent raced on horseback to their
nearest neighbors, several miles away. "My wife is having a
baby," he said to the man and his wife. "Can you help us?"
They agreed to come at once. As they got ready to leave, a
violent storm came up and a bolt of lightning struck and
killed John Dent. The man and his wife managed to find his
cabin, but did not arrive until the next day. By then
Mollie was dead, too. It looked as if she had given birth
before she died, but the neighbors could not find the baby.
Since there were wolf tracks all around, they decided the
wolves had eaten it. They buried Mollie Dent and left. A
number of years after she died, people began to tell a
strange tale. Some swore it was a true story. Others said
it never could have happened. The story begins in a small
settlement a dozen miles from Mollie Dent's grave. Early
one morning a pack of wolves raced in from the desert and
killed some goats. Such attacks were not unusual in those
days. But a boy thought he saw a naked young girl with long
blonde hair running with the wolves. A year or two later, a
woman came upon some wolves eating a goat they had just
killed. Eating the goat with them, she claimed, was a naked
young girl with long blonde hair. When the wolves and the
girl saw her, they fled. The woman said that at first the
girl ran on all fours. Then she stood and ran like a human,
swiftly as the wolves. People started wondering if
this "wolf girl" was Mollie Dent's daughter. Had a mother
wolf carried her off the day she was born and raised her
with her pups? If so, by now she would be ten or eleven
years old. As the story is told, some men began to look for
the girl. They searched along the river banks and in the
desert and its canyons. And one day, it is said, they found
her, walking in a canyon with a wolf at her side. When the
wolf ran off, the girl hid in an opening in one of the
canyon walls. When the men tried to capture her, she fought
back, biting and scratching like an enraged animal. When
they finally subdued her, she began screaming like a
frightened young girl and howling like a frightened young
wolf. Her captors bound her with rope, put her across a
horse, and took her to a small ranch house in the desert.
They would turn her over to the sheriff the next day, they
decided. They placed her in an empty room and untied her.
Terror-stricken, she hid in the shadows. They left her and
locked the door. Soon she was screaming and howling again.
The men thought they would go mad listening to her, but at
last she stopped. When night fell, wolves began howling in
the distance. People say that each time they stopped, the
girl howled in reply. As the story goes, the cries of the
wolves came from every direction and got closer and closer.
Suddenly, as if a signal had been given, wolves attacked
the horses and other livestock. The men rushed into the
darkness, firing their guns. High up in the wall, in the
room where they had left the girl, was a small window. A
plank was nailed across it. She pulled the plank off,
crawled through the window, and disappeared. Years passed
with no word of the girl. Then one day some men on
horseback came around a bend in the Rio Grande not far from
Devil's River. They claimed they saw a young woman with
long blond hair feeding two wolf pups. When she saw the
men, she snatched up the pups and ran into the bush. They
rode after her, but she quickly left them behind. They
searched and searched, but found no trace of her. That is
the last we know of the wolf girl. And it is there, in the
desert, near the Rio Grande, that this story ends.

ThaRealLiv 43M

6/3/2006 6:44 pm

Never under estimate the INTELLIGENCE of her Nanny!!!!

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