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High bluffs advanced upon the river, and forced the travellers occasionally to leave its banks and wind their course into the interior.
They have received the name of Scott's Bluffs, from a melancholy circumstance.
The wild and picturesque bluffs in the neighborhood of his lonely grave have ever since borne his name.
From the edge of the forest I saw the caves in the bluff, the open space, and the run-ways to the drinking-places.
Leaping and scrambling over the rocks, they plunged into the mouths of the caves and disappeared...all but one, a little baby, that had been dropped in the excitement close to the base of the bluff. He was wailing dolefully.
High up the bluff we climbed, higher than all the other caves, to a tiny crevice that could not be seen from the ground.
Then Tom tumbled his ham over the bluff and let himself down after it, tearing both skin and clothes to some extent in the effort.
By taking advan-tage of the bluff itself, I could approach within a few feet of the aperture without being visible from any other cave.
The rude shock of awakening to what doubtless might prove some new form of danger was still upon me when I heard a rattling of loose stones from the direction of the bluff, and turning my eyes in that direction I beheld the author of the disturbance, a great copper-colored man, running rapidly toward me.
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At LaRue-Pine Hills, it took millions of years to form bedrock before nature's erosive forces took over and created the 150-foot limestone bluffs that now rise out of the Mississippi floodplain.