Excerpt from The Trail of Lewis and Clark, 1804-1904, Vol. 2 of 2: A Story of the Great Exploration Across the Continent in 1804-06; With a Description of the Old Trail, Based Upon Actual Travel Over It, and of the Changes Found a Century Later Captain Lewis again took charge of the land party, Clark being too weak as yet to indulge in any feats of pedestrianism. Lewis had a wet and muddy time of it ﬂoundering through the bayous formed by the beaver dams, in water up to the waist, and he was finally forced to the high ground bordering the river. When he tried to regain the party at camping-time he was unable to find them and had to bivouac for the night without them. The night was cool and his covering was the canopy of the sky, but a good fire of driftwood kept him warm, and a duck appeased his hunger. The next morning the voyage'urs overtook him and after breakfast they discovered a seven-mouthed river, which they named Philosophy, after an attribute of that illustrious personage Thomas Jefierson. Philosophy River has since become plain Willow Creek. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.