National Geographic : 1962 Jul
He loved with all his being those precincts almost sacred to him. dren, two girls and two boys. They ride a bus to school at Townsend, some 12 miles distant. Lois Caughron told me she often wished she lived in town. "Not many folks in the Cove," Lois said. "In the old days mebbe a hundred families lived here. Then lots of things went on." "She don't like snakes," Kermit shouted. "Shore don't. T'other day the dog was barkin' real loud by the corner over thar. I tuk a look, and shore nuf hit was a big rattler." She said rattlers were not as bad as cop perheads. She told how, just a few weeks ear lier, she and daughter Joyce Kay were walk ing from the house to the vegetable garden, a hundred yards away. Joyce Kay, who was barefoot, took a shortcut through tall grass. Suddenly Joyce Kay called out, "Mom, I got copperhead-bit." "Bit her right on the big toe," Lois said. Lois sucked the toe, put a tourniquet on the girl's leg, and took off to Townsend, where a doctor gave the girl an antivenin.