by Henry van Dyke · Intermediate

Henry van Dyke tells the story of a man who, for many years, has spent his holidays trying to kill a moose. On his way back to his regular life and job, he tells how he hunted the animal for days, how he just missed shooting it, how it returned after a couple of days and how he and his friends finally tracked it down. But as he comes to the end of the story, there is a surprise for both the story teller and the train driver who listens to him (2,600 words)

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