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WINNWomen in Need Network (Ocala, FL)
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Truly, his one son was a chip off the old block, and Peter Winn had no meek notions concerning the intrinsic value of said old block.
Peter Winn, looking up, saw that the pigeon was outdistancing the machine.
When young Winn reefed down so suddenly, he received a surprise.
A carrier pigeon on a passage can achieve a high rate of speed, and Winn reefed again.
The pigeon drove straight on for the Alameda County shore, and it was near this shore that Winn had another experience.
Young Winn noted the campus and buildings of the University of California--his university--as he rose after the pigeon.
Two or more ranges of hills the pigeon crossed, and then Winn saw it dropping down to a landing where a small cabin stood in a hillside clearing.
A man, reading a newspaper, had just started up at the sight of the returning pigeon, when be heard the burr of Winn's engine and saw the huge monoplane, with all surfaces set, drop down upon him, stop suddenly on an air-cushion manufactured on the spur of the moment by a shift of the horizontal rudders, glide a few yards, strike ground, and come to rest not a score of feet away from him.
"I want to take you for a ride in my new machine," Winn answered.
Under Winn's instructions, covered all the time by the pistol, the man improvised a tourniquet and applied it to his wounded leg.
Peter Winn, Senior, scanning the heavens with powerful glasses, saw the monoplane leap into view and grow large over the rugged backbone of Angel Island.
"That reefing device is a winner!" young Winn cried, as he climbed out.