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Adventures of Ron Huckelberry...#15 Ron runs when he should walk
Ron runs when he should have walked
On another weekend Ronís family is entertaining friends at the cabin. The day is beautiful and after lunch everyone is in the mood for a mountain stool.
The mountain trails are steep, but easily easy to negotiateÖif you are careful. Ron and two other boys are ahead of the adults as they explore.
Dad had cautioned them not to run and chance falling. Ron has been on the trails many times and naturally felt he knew more than dad. A couple of times he and his two friends exceeded a fast walk and were again cautioned.
Most of trail is safe, but there are areas where one side of the trail drops off somewhat a small cliff. There is vegetation, but one might drop as far as ten feet before reaching the vegetation. Those ten or feet are dangerous because of the sharp rocks.
The boys are having a ball and off and on do run a few feet now and then. Suddenly all three seem to be running too fast and donít slow down when dad yells to them. Suddenly both of Ronís friends fall on the trail and scratch themselves a little, but Ron keeps gaining speed as he yells that he canít stop.
Suddenly he slips and falls to the left and down the cliff. Ten feet might not seem like a long ways, but when you are sliding and tumbling on sharp rocks it seems like a life time.
The three dad are quickly there. Ronís dad carefully goes down the little cliff as quickly as possibly. Ron is lying at the bottom bleeding and crying. Dad quickly checks Ron and suspects his arm is again broken. He picks Ron up and begins climbing back up the cliff. The other two dads have also come down the cliff to check on Ron and they help his dad back up to the trail.
The three women are concerned about Ron. Dad says he is taking him straight to the hospital.
Ron messes up another day and himself. Yes, his arm is broken and he is in a cast for a long time.
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