The Bounty of Texas Page: 26
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Mancel Maddox setting a trap. Courtesy Mrs. Florene Hill
So Mancel offered to buy them, and finally bargained for them for
$815, which took most of the cash we had.
After leaving there we had only gone a ways down the road when
we broke a spring on our Model T, so when we got to Ruidoso and
then sent to Marfa for another we were really short on cash. We made
up a bundle of selected furs to mail out so's to get some money, but
we didn't have quite enough money to pay the postage on them, so
Mancel haggled with the Post Master about an hour and finally got
credit at the Post Office for $2.30. That was the only time in my life
I've ever known this to happen. We stayed there and waited, and on
the third day the mail hack brought the spring for the car and a
money order for the fur. And now came another problem. The Post
Master didn't have enough money to cash the money order, so we
finally settled it by taking the money he had on hand, and another
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