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John Tom I, Li/lc hl:r
"'lHow did: all thi: hape n?' I ;a:. l,' Lt' have ia. t
"'I \\'was filing his a rl,' she explains, 'and Irty wa ai
ii, on the hotel porch and he drive; up to tlhe ~lpj-.
heard lRoy screali, aitdl ran out . IMy }liri ae] ljad
hi in in he buggy then. I begged hit for i (child.
This is what he gave mte.' She turn, her fa e to
the lilhit. Other( is a crimson streak running i ro
her cheek and mouth. 'lle did that s i his wLip,
"'Come back to the hotel,' says I, 'and we'rli ee w, hat
can be done.'
"On the way she tells me some of the w herefores.
When he slashed her with the whip he told her he found
out she was coming for the kid, and he was on the same
train. 1Irs. Conyers had been living with her brother.
and they'd watched the boy always, as her husband had
tried to steal him before. I judge that man was worse
than a street railway promoter. It seems he had spent
her money and slugged her and killed her canary bird. and
told it around that she had cold feet.
"At the hotel we found a mass meeting of five infuriated
citizens chewing tobacco and denouncing the outrage.
Most of the town was asleep by ten o'clock. I talks the
lady some quiet, and tells her I will take the one o'clock
Rain for the next town, forty miles east, for it is likely that
the esteemed Mr. Conyers will drive there to take the cars.
'I don't know,' I tells hcr. 'lbut hat wht e has legal rights:
but if I find him I can give him an illegal left in the eye.
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/81/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.