What can I say, I'm a glutton for h/c and my favorite gambler. I remember one story out there that I now cannot find: Ezra trudges into town, starving and bear-mauled, stops at a house (?) in 4C where there are pies on a window sill or table, and proceeds to eat from several, maybe ALL of them. Turns out, the pies were for a baking contest for the ladies. Meanwhile the boys discover him and determine that he was attacked by a bear. They all decide to go get the bear and insist that Ezra accompany them to show them the site of the attack. Camping that night, the bear shows up and attacks again - targetting JD, but Ezra intervenes, and both he and bear go over a cliff into a river. Or something like that... Anyone know it?
I know there are multiple stories involving confrontations with bears, or even with bear traps. I vaguely remember one where Ezra, JD, and Vin are children/teens - and Vin ends up stepping into a bear trap. Ezra stays with him and sends JD for help; Ezra gets the blame (naturally) even though the other two were the ones who insisted on exploring... anyone know it?
And finally, one where Ezra wades into a river to rescue two children trapped on a sandbar and instead encounters a submerged bear trap, nearly drowning, held up by a rota of the boys while Vin goes to get something to break the underwater chain trapping Ezra in place... anyone know that one?
And, of course, I'm ALWAYS partial to ones I don't yet know or don't recall! your assistance is greatly appreciated! MAC