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fj "SHEP" AND HIS FEVER.
.Never heard how 'Shep' spent ten
Jon the back of a burro, did you?"
I aid Mont Fisher to the writer man
f ew days ago, and when he latter
shook his head negatively, Fisher con-
''"Funniest story you over heard.
.ahPD' was a prospector, whoso name
Sin the states might have been
SheDhard; but then that has nothing
to do with the yarn. It's a fact, too;
every word of It."
"Shep' and two partners were up
on l'onca creek, or some other old
creek, a dozen miles from Ouray, or
c0mo tlicr town over ln Colorailo ono
I Mimmer prospecting. By the way
Shep' was about six foot six and built
according. That is to say, ho was tall
ami bony, without limb or knot hole.
Things were looking good for the boys
I and pay dirt was showing up all right
m when 'Shep' had to go and get sick."
"'You feller's '11 excuse me,' said
II 'Shep' one morning when the other
1 two arose to begin preparations for a
day's work; 'You'll excuse me, but th
I fact Is I'm going to bo sick; I am sick;
i slcker'n a dog right this minnit.' "
I " 'Go 'long,' said ono of his partners.
ft 'Yon sick. Why you long-legged, Inn
B tern-pawed son of an undertaker, you
1 couldn't get sick if you trle'd.' "
I '"But I am sick,' replied 'Shep.'
H 'Real sick. I've got typhoid fever.
I I've got to go down to where I can be
1 cared for.' "
"'Well,' said ono of the boys, 'If
I you're sick, I suppose It's all right lor
you to abandon this shack and seek
sootliin' narcotics and such other truck
as a man In that condition pines for,
at somo spot where some doctor
hangs out. But as we're doing right
well now, and things are wearln' a
Sapollo polished smile in these dig
gin's, it's going to bo a severe blow to
Ius, or either of us, to abandon this
bailiwick for the purpose of conveyln'
you to somo infirmary for treatment.
Do you suppose you could ride Brig
ham?" "Now Brlgham was a mule, a burro
of large size; ono or the other. He
was au animal with strong sentiments,
ono of which was love of home. 'Shep'
bought him down in town and brought
him up to the prospect. The grass
grew a foot high In the hills, while
down ln the town there wasn't enough
green stuff grew to color the land
scape, still Brlgham never missed a
chance to go down whenever ho was
let loose. 'Shop' had chased him down
and brought him back a dozen times.
Brlgham was tied outside In feed to
his eye-winkers at tho time all this
talk was going on."
" 'I don't know whether I could ride
mm or not,' said 'Shep.' 'I'm mighty
..,' Vc11, try il anywny,' said tho boys.
Well tie you on all right!'"
"Well 'Shep' kept getting sicker and
sicker, and by the timo Brlgham was
saddled ho was so sick ho couldn't sit
I 1 straight. Ho declared ho could not
r'de In that saddle; that ho would
Plum Jan mit( so the boys rigged him
up a bort of couch on tho hurricane
neck of tho beast. They fastened a big
cushion on Brigham's rump for Shop's
head and slung 'Shop's' feet In a sort
t contrivance attached to Brigham's
neck. Then they strapped him on, and
wiougii 'Shop' was getting mighty
weak, ho said ho guessed ho could
nauo it, so they give Brlgham a kick
' ,VV0 a"l away ho hiked down tho
irau with his ears up, just as ho al
ways carried them when ho was light
ing out for tho old place."
ren days atter that tho boys con.
in ?i to E0 down and seo 'Shop.' Dur
ing that timo they had opened things
u so that tho property looked good,
and they wanted to tell 'Shop' tho glad
ik-ws Incidentally both of them had
aoqulrred Internal fever and wanted
something to quench it. They walked
nto town and at tho nearest place im
uiued tho necessary liquids and after
getting into a cheerful condition, ono
of them asked the bartender how
'Shep' was getting along."
"'Shop' ejaculated tho bartender.
'Why, ain't ho up at the camp?'
'"You don't mean to toll us that
'Shep' didn't como down on Brlgham
ton days ago?' "
" 'Nope,' said tho boozo clerk, win t
seen "Shep" for moro'n two months;
not slnco tho last timo you all was
down hero before.' "
"Well, there was something doing.
The bojs told how they had started
'Shop' off and In a short timo a crowd
was out scouring tho hills. They found
him all right, but that cussed mule,
burro or whatever ho was hadn't gone
two miles from camp. Thero o was
eating grass a foot high, and on his
back was 'Shop,' so thin you couhl oe
through him, but alivo all right."
" 'Want anything, "Shep"?' asked the
fellow who found him."
" 'dhop,' having been taken off Brig
ham's back, tried to sit up, but
couldn't make it, and from his couch
on tho grass replied In a voice so faint
you couldn't hear it; just had to look
at it to understand It, replied: 'It' It
wouldn't bo too much trouble, I believe
1 could drink a swallow of water.' "
"Of course they gave him a tub full."
"W,ell, sir, the funniest thing hap
pened when they got 'Shop down to
town. His shins were skinned and
both sides of his body were raw. 'How
did it como about?' asked tho doctor of
" 'That's where Brlgham used to lay
on mo wliqn ho went to sleep nights,"
"He got well; yes, he did. Tho fel
low got well. After having typhoid
fover; for ten days on the back of a
initio, that fellow got well."
And then Mont lit his plpo and medi
tated! on whether ho had better go to
Hill's Park for fishing next Sunday
or take "Joe" out for a run across
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