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463 Rolling Stones
some in his bosom about that Mrs. Conyors. She was of
the kind that pleases. She had the good looks and more,
I'll tell you. You take one of these cloak models in a big
store. They strike you as being on the impersonal system.
They are adapted for the eye. What they run to is inches
around and complexion, and the art of fanning the delusion
that the sealskin would look just as well on the lady with
the warts and the pocket-book. Now, if one of them
models was off duty, and you took it, and it would say
'Charlic' when you pressed it, and sit up at the table, why,
then you would have something similar to Mrs. Conyers.
I could see how John Tom could resist any inclination to
hate that white squaw.
"The lady and the kid stayed at the hotel. In the
morning, they say, they will start for home. Me and
Little Bear left at eight o'clock, and sold Indian Remedy
on the courthouse square till nine. He leaves me and the
Professor to drive down to camp, while he stays up town.
I am not enamored with that plan, for it shows John Tom
is uneasy in his composures, and that leads to firewater,
and sometimes to the green corn dance and costs. Not
often does Chief Wish-Heap-Dough get busy with the
firewater, but whenever he does there is heap much doing
in the lodges of the palefaces who wear blue and carry the
"At half-past nine Professor Binkly is rolled in his quilt
snoring in blank verse, and I am sitting by the fire listening
to the frogs, Mr. Little Bear slides into camp and sits
down against a tree. There is no symptoms of firewater.
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/76/: accessed October 21, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.