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The rain first got here in fats, heavy drops, and Ray used to be soaked to the surface earlier than he made it midway again to his cabin. the path became muddy, and he slipped and fell numerous instances earlier than he eventually scurried up the steps onto his porch, chilled to the bone. He stripped down, equipped a fireplace, and crawled into mattress, the place he remained for the remainder of the day. The rain persevered, heavy, soaking rain that crammed the creeks and carved deep into their dry banks. a number of the oldest timber, their help carved out from lower than them, fell around the dashing brown water. Ray saved his hearth going, waking up within the evening to stoke it, until eventually he ran out of dry wooden. Then he approximately iced over. He pressured himself to move out into the rain and haul a inventory of firewood up onto the porch, however it was once soaked via and he couldn’t get it to burn. Over the following couple of days, he opened the door now and then to observe the rain fall and hear the sound of the wind within the thrashing leaves. He attempted to learn, yet usually ended up falling asleep, curling up tight below all of the blankets he had. The bears lounged of their cave, looking throughout the curtain of falling rain and considering juicy berries and fats hazelnuts and starting to develop sleepy. it might be a troublesome iciness, they knew, and the guy within the cabin wouldn’t make it with no them to observe out for him. while the rains enable up, they watched Ray’s position heavily, longing for symptoms that he will be heading again to the realm of guys quickly, yet they observed simply the other. He was once spending increasingly more of his day slicing wooden, piling it up at the porch now, sincerely stocking up for wintry weather. He made an attempt at chinking the cabin, or even climbed up at the roof to nail down a number of unfastened shingles, just about falling off. It was once Ursula who made the 1st circulate. One evening, after the sunshine contained in the cabin had long past out, she charged via Ray’s clearing and took a swipe on the trashcan, flinging it up opposed to the cabin with a noise that carried throughout the woods like an explosion. tomorrow Ray wiped clean up the mess, dug a deep gap, and buried the rubbish. The can was once bent virtually in part, and bore the marks of Ursula’s claws, of which had really torn via it. Ray banged it again into tough form with a rock, scrubbed it out, and took it contained in the cabin. yet he confirmed no indicators of leaving. per week or so later, whereas Ray used to be out strolling, the bears broke into the home, trashing the Coleman range, shredding Ray’s baggage of rice and dried beans, punching holes in his can of cooking oil, breaking his lantern. the next day to come he headed down the trail, the suitcase on wheels in tow. The bears have been relieved until eventually they observed him coming again a few hours later, the suitcase now overflowing with new offers. the 1st frost got here, the times dawning with a sparkle of silver, the nights becoming longer and chillier. The bears felt the nice sleep approaching. They gorged once they may perhaps on nuts and past due crab apples. they usually stored observing Ray. whilst he hadn’t left by means of the 1st snowstorm they knew anything drastic needed to be performed.