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et the big fellow, and son Ike
&ndhis pa hatched up a plot to
sell Jack a lot of bogus mining
"stock. The trouble was they talk
ed it over in the sun room of the.
hotel just about the time Pearl
Peach was dusting up- the bric-a-brac
" 'We'll soak him good and
plenty,' safd Ike to father, 'with
some of that Rattlesnake Silver
Mine stock. It's printed up nice
and looks pretty.'
" 'Go get him,' said Getrich,
'we'll see if we can't land him.
right off and make a get-away.'
"That's what Pearl heard 'as
she brushed off one of them naked
Venuses and she just let the
statue go and ran to find Jack.
And she found him before Ike did,
"So when the Getriehes took
Jack to one side he just told 'em
all the stock he was interested in
had four legs and was -running
around the Cross Bar ranch.
Young Ike, being smart like a
fox, thought maybe the girl had
something to do with it. He
nailed Pearl in the hall and put it
up to her. Pearl was too honest
to deny it. So Ike went to the
boss of the hotel and Pearl got
tlie grand bounce.
"There were tears in her eyes
when she left the hotel with her
little bundle of clothes. She
couldn't hold 'em back because
sbeneeded a job and didn't know
where she could find another.
Jack was feeling pretty blue him
sfclf. He was sick and tired of
rich life and sporty folks like the
Getriehes. He was abou ready
to hike back to the ranch where
folks ain't quite so fancy, but are
honester. So he started for his
room to pack his duds.
"Of course he met Pearl. You
guessed that, didn't you? Yep,
he saw the tears and went right
up to her and put his arms around
.her and she just bawled. And he
asked her if she'd marry him and
she said she woiiidn't unless he
loved her. And he said of course
he did or'he wouldn't be asking
her. And she said she loved him
from the very minute she saw
him. So Jack brought Pearl
home to the ranch and that's why
it ain't monotonous around the
Cross Bar any more."
"I'll buy," said I.
"Maresee," said Dusty, "I'll go
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