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Twelfth Day

In by Chris on January 5, 2011 at 11:27 pm

On the twelfth day we lost our morale. When Dr. Jenkins lagged silently behind, unnoticed beneath the great Brazil nut trees until it was too late, he took with him the lingering shreds of confidence that attended our expedition. Then we were afraid to drink the water, afraid to shout to each other, and afraid to hope we might return. Twelve days, and still we walked away from the last logging road we had seen. We pushed on, I think, because the way to our hidden goal seemed shorter than the way back through the dripping arches of the jungle.

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