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An Old Dusty's Story (Large Print Edition)


An Old Dusty's Story (Large Print Edition)

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    W. O. Williams
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1901 Original Publisher: The Abbey Press Subjects: Fiction / Classics History / General Literary Collections / General Literary Criticism / General Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER V. DISAPPOINTMENT. The greeting on the arrival of our friends was not as cordial as Mr. Shepard expected. Blackman fixed them a lunch, and after they had chatted a little, he showed them around, but did not take them in- the mine. The next day, Blackman took them to a prospect, and said: " I will give you this claim, and I think you will get ore in fifty or sixty feet. You won't need a deed. I did not do the assessment work last year, so all you have to do is to relocate and give it a name." Mr. Shepard found afterwards that this was a way Blackman had of holding some dozen claims. He had owned them for years, and had not done fifty dollars worth of work on the lot. It was to relocate and relocate, and it was doubtful if they were ever put on record. , Mr. Burnwood said: " This is a fine vein, William, and there ought to be a big mine here." " I do not know, John. It is pretty good vein matter, but it is too loose and broken up to be called a vein." " It won't be broken when we get down. Let us go to work on it, William. You will see it will come all right." " Not to-day, John, I prefer to look around a little." " Yes," said Blackman, " you ought to prospect those hills." And over the hills our friends went, returning in the evening footsore and tired. Mr. Shepard said: " There is nothing here: we left better ground than this at home." Mr. Shepard had a long talk with Blackman that evening, and informed him that he did not come to prospect...   show more
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