"Look out! I’m walking/strolling/wandering/running/duck
ing past a window/door/tent flap/cave opening/car/alleyway and a bullet/rock/arrow/book/knife whistles past my head. I immediately..."
"I am strolling past a window and a bullet whistles past my head. I immediately..."
flatten myself against the floor 'like a pancake', so swiftly you are amazed.
I ready my gun, in case of need and think if my comrades are threatened or if I can help.
If not, when the incident is over, I stand and dust myself off, and then carry on with cards, in this case, as if nothing had happened.
Eddie Foy recorded my doing this, when dealing Spanish Monte with Bat. He was impressed with the speed and agility I displayed. He was a vaudeville acrobat, so he is an authority.
It was said that when I was so ill in Colorado, when it was an uncomfortable strain to walk or stand, that I was similarly alert to gunfire - watched as prepared as I could possibly be, despite my condition, my eyes keen and interested. There were no acrobatics at that late date, but I was alert and ready.Name: John H. Holliday, DDS.
Word Count: 150 exactly, excluding the given words
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