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laughed all over from the beginning again. Then he
looked at me and repeated himself. That's why I asked
you if you thought an Irishman had any humor. He'd
been doing farce comedy from the day I saw him without
knowing it; and the first time he had an idea advanced to
him with any intelligence in it he acted like two twelfths of
the sextet in a 'Floradora' road company.
"The next afternoon he comes in with a triumphant
smile and begins to pull something like ticker tape out of
"'Great!' says I. 'This is something like home. How
is Amalgamated Copper to-day?'
"'I've got her name,' says O'Connor, and he reads off
something like this: 'Dona Isabel Antonia Inez Lolita
Carreras y Buencaminos y Monteleon. She lives with her
mother,' explains O'Connor. 'Her father was killed in
the last revolution. She is sure to be in sympathy with
"And sure enough the next day she flung a little bunch
of roses clear across the street into our door. O'Connor
dived for it and found a piece of paper curled around a
stem with a line in Spanish on it. He dragged the inter-
preter out of his corner and got him busy. The interpreter
scratched his head, and gave us as a translation three
best bets: 'Fortune had got a face like the man fighting';
'Fortune looks like a brave man'; and 'Fortune favors
the brave.' We put our money on the last one.
"'Do ye see?' says O'Connor. 'She intends to en-
courage me sword to save her country.'
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/46/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.