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HOW LONESQMENESg WAS CHASED OFF THE RANC
swung his left
leg over his
right knee, light
ed his cigaret
and appeared to
seen folks fetch
ed with all sorts
of sickness," he
remarked at last.
"I've seen 'em
loony for love
and locoed with
booze. But the
out in this coun
try is lonesome-
ness. Which same reminds me of
Dusty went back into silence.
It seemed to me he never would
get ready to speak again. But I
knew he had a story, and with the
perversity of a tenderfoot I was
bound I wouldn't ask for "it. Fin
ally: "Yes," said Dusty. "Jack was
a victim of lonesomeness. He'd
worked himself up from boss to
landowner until he was the rich
est rancher in his parts. But when
he got rich and had plenty of
help he couldn't find enough to
do. He got so blamed tired of
the monotony that he took to
reading books. Finally he sent
for a daily paper from the coast'
and that spelled his finis,, as they
same in them romances.
"Pne day Jack called the boys.
find a way to Ths wealthy.ranchman i
monotony ted" by thp Getrich fj
together after breakfast and showed 'em
a paper Steve had brought up from town
the night before. It was a week old and
it wasfull of society gossip and the do
ings of the idle rich at San Diego. Bridge
parties and golluf and all such stuff.
'Boys,' said Jack, 'I'm going to mix in
that awhile. I'm sick with onwee and
I'm "going to gie the sporty life a whirl.'
''Now we didn't say anything against
it. We was too surprised to talk and be
sides he was boss. So Tack out on his
best clothes and tookthe iron horse for
Jack fell into it Tirst crack out of the;
box, All the bell hops was wise and
they tipped it off' that Jack Stevens, -Qp&
millionaire ranching kid, was in their
midst. The Getriches spotted him from
far off. Madame Getrich was after a hus
band for that stuckup daughter May g'fjjj
ners, ana jacK looKea pretty gooa. line
Getriches put their heads together ariclj.