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John Tomn Little Bear 43
862 and there's lots of houses after that. What's the
matter with - aw, you make me tired, Jeff.'
"'Well, well, now,' says I. 'I guess that man made a
mistake. Maybe it was some other boy he was talking
about. If I catch him I'll teach him to go around slander-
ing people.' And after supper I goes up town and tele-
graphs to Mrs. Conyers, 862 Poplar Avenue, Quincy, Ill.,
that the kid is safe and sassy with us, and will be held for
further orders. In two hours an answer comes to hold him
tight, and she'll start for him by next train.
"The next train was due at 6 P. M. the next day, and me
and John Tom was at the depot with the kid. You might
scour the plains in vain for the big Cbief Wish-Heap-
Dough. In his place is TMr. Little Bear in the human
habiliments of the Anglo-Saxon sect; and the leather of his
shoes is patented and the loop of his necktie is copyrighted.
For these things John Tom had grafted on him at college
along with metaphysics and the knockout guard for the
low tackle. But for his complexion, which is some yellow-
ish, and the black mop of his straight hair, you might have
thought here was an ordinary man out of the city direc-
tory that subscribes for magazines and pushes the lawn-
mower in his shirt-sleeves of evenings.
"Then the train rolled in, and a little woman in a gray
dress, with sort of illuminating hair, slides off and looks
around quick. And the Boy Avenger sees her, and yells
'Mamma,' and she cries 'Oh!' and they meet in a clinch,
and now the pesky redskins can come forth from their
caves on the plains without fear any more of the rifle of
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/73/: accessed September 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.