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BINNACLE /FM DISCOVERED t he FIRST GOLD yw ALAStW
v " Th' 'Dancin* Sal 1 'us cruisin 1 fer seal off Alaska once
when me an* Bill made up our mind t' give 01' Walrus th' slip, so
'one dark night we stole th' jolly boat an' cut fer th' mainland.
We 'us in too big a hurry t* lay in a supply *>' provisipns, but, just
at luck Hid have it, there lay th' biggest turtle on th' beach you
* ever cocked your 'eye at. .
14. " Thai stuff 'us heavier than iron, an* it wusn't long afore
It ue'come plain 'at we 'ad took on too much cargo fer. our trip,
an' I suggested t' Bill 'at we put back. While we 'us argyin' a ;
f ale sprung up, an! purty soon we .'us shippin' water at every sea.
THEs^tfft!EsofT HE s^tfft!Esof FRAPPE theSnoWrt^nAND ItIS^MPA
a. "I soon made short work 0' th' ol' feller 'ith a boat's oar,
an' then came a surprise. Wot we first took fer eggs turned out
t' be whoppin'. big nuggets 0' gold wot that turtle 'ad been tryin*
t* hatcn out. Bill 'lowed 'at he might- a-been on 'at nest fer a
hundred years, more or (ess. » ■
.5. -At.iasi 1 we *ai v someuun' wusn'i- oone, an* aone
quick, we'd be swamped, an' sang out t'Bill t' heave overboard
seme 0' th' ballast. Well, you'd ort t' a-seen how mad he got.
You see^we'd devid' it ekal an' Bill's share 'us'in th' bow, an' not a
single lump a o' th' stuff would he throw away an' th' boat goin'
down every minit. _ " •'__._.:.
3» " You'd" better think 'at tb' sight o1o 1 so much o1o 1 th» precious I
stuff purt-a-nlgb took our breath away, an' our appetite, too, fer I
th' time beta', but we wusn't long in makin' up our minds t' put 1
t' sea 'ith th' find afore some feller come along an' stopped us. I
, 6. " They's no tellin' how th f argymint T ud a-ended,- if tb* • -
boat 'adn't swamped. Anyway, we 'us picked up by SOlS Ol' Walrus,
j who 'us cruisin I . in th' vicinity, an' soon mad© up.an' shook hands
figgerin* 'at easy come, easy go. As soon as tb' news got back to
'Frisco, they 'us a general rush made, an' that's how th' Klongike
'us diskivered."^ ■-■■•■.'■-»■ ' ■ ■,-■
(Copyright, 1 905., by C. ). Hiri.)