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Exhibit item: ALLAN KELLY, 'Trapping a Grizzly', The Cosmopolitan, 1890 Exhibit item: ALLAN KELLY, 'Trapping a Grizzly', The Cosmopolitan, 1890

Exhibit item:
ALLAN KELLY
"Trapping a Grizzly"
The Cosmopolitan, 1890

Quotation:
ALLAN KELLY
"Trapping a Grizzly"
The Cosmopolitan, 1890

"Our acquaintance reached this stage of intimacy: that he would allow me to handle his chain and would take food from my hand. He would not strike at me when I was feeding him, but at other times his whole demeanor plainly said: 'Let us understand each other. I recognize the fact that I am your prisoner and shall make no useless display of resentment; but neither will I pretend to bear you any love and you had better keep at a reasonable distance from my claws.' He knew my voice and when I called him by his name, 'Monarch,' he would look up at me not unkindly and, if I had nothing for him, lay his head upon his paws again and go to sleep; but if a stranger came near his cage he would assume a watchful attitude and utter low warning growls. When finally caged he exhausted every means at his command to break out, and when convinced that he was beaten, he spent one whole day in grievous lamentation and then ceased his futile efforts. Monarch is a brave old fellow and he ought to be free in his native mountains. If he still regrets that he was captured I sympathize with him for I'm more that half sorry myself."

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