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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, February 12, 1912, Image 17

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DAILY SHORT STORY
Two Men.
The 80,000-pound capacity T.
L. & W. gondola stood in a fairly
cool place in the shade of a Bliz
zard Line refrigerator car on
track 17. The greasy, coal-blackened
gondola was by no manner
of means strained to her full 80,
000. Her ample depths contain
ed only two specimens of the
peerless genus Man mere flot
sam and jetsam, tattered, torn,
grimed, yet happier far than all
your lords in battlemented cas
tles. The sandy-haired, red-nosed
vagabond leaned in the softest
corner of the car, and steadily re
garded his cards. "Is this here
game goin' to be for diamonds,"
he asked, "or or for pieces of
coal?"
"Oh, make it pennies," re
sponded the grizzled, gray way
farer. "That's sensible and some
excitement."
"Might as well make it dia
monds, or rubies, or ' jasper, or
green-labeled palaces," chuckled
the sandy fellow. Then, regard
ing his hand, "Bet yer a castle on
the Rhine."
"ure," acquiesced, the other. In
the show-down the sandy-haired
man won. "Where'H we dine?"
he inquired, grinning! "Del's or
Sherry's?"
"In the home of' the magnate
who owns this car," promised the
other.
There was a new deal, and the
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