He must have come by ice
He resided in the Baltic woods
Will Champion saw him twice.

Bill was just a young boy
A half mile from home
Where he was picking blueberries
And he was there alone.

He saw this big black bear
And he thought he'd better run.
He went home and got his father
To come and bring the gun.

So they were being cautious
They didn't know where he'd be
But down in a little hollow
He was curled up in a tree.

The tree had been broken off
And it was a sunny spot
The bear never knew what happened
After John Champion fired the shot

So now it is called "Bear Hollow
Since it met with its defeat
How happy the people must have been
Before some innocent person got eat.

By Amy Bryanton