About fifty feet from the hotel I met a big, black bear with her two black cubs. The little bears
they sat like small boys, holding on with their hands and swinging their little black legs in the
air. [2. ] The mother bear came slowly toward me. I began to walk backwards toward the
hotel. [3. ] Then she turned round and went back to the tree where her cubs were. [4. ] She
stood under the tree, looking first at me and then at her family. I realized that she did not intend
to attack me, so I took out my camera. [5. ] Now I took my sketchbook instead, and made a
a) As soon as they saw me, they stopped the boxing, and as soon as I saw them I stopped
b) But at that moment the old bear stopped and looked at me calmly.
c) But it was near sunset in the woods, and the camera was of no use to me.