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The Alaska Gold Rush had turned Seattle into a madhouse.
Amy Simons hurried along the noisy teeming street. She had taken over the job of running errands for the mission because the other teachers dreaded going outside.
Amy staggered as rough, crude men shoved past, trying to move faster. The tread of booted feet, and the loud shouts of gruff voices overwhelmed all other noise. Ahead, a busy street rushed with carriages and wagons. People sick with gold fever darted across. The loud lash of a whip broke through the noise. Amy glanced at an oncoming wagon drawn by four horses.
A hard shove sent her stumbling off the wooden sidewalk. Something caught her foot so she tumbled to her hands and knees into the path of the charging horses. As she fell, she heard the shouts of alarm mingled with the raucous laughter.
A roar of warning from the driver barely reached her. With a shriek of terror, she threw herself out of the path of iron shod hooves. One hoof landed solidly against her side, and her head hit the hard packed ground with a sickening thud.