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51 Rolling Stones
at Mr. Little Bear, and my eye caught the sight of some-
thing in his belt. 'Now go to bed, ma'am,' says I, 'and
this gadabout youngster likewise, for there's no more
danger, and the kidnapping business is not what it was
earlier in the night.'
"I inveigled John Tom down to camp quick, and when
lie tumbled over asleep I got that thing out of his belt and
disposed of it where the eye of education can't see it. For
even the football colleges disapprove of the art of scalp-
taking in their curriculums.
"It is ten o'clock next day when John Tom wakes up
and looks around. I am glad to see the nineteenth cen-
tury in his eye again.
" ' What was it, Jeff?' lie asks.
"'Heap firewater,' says I.
"John Tom frowns, and thinks a little. 'Combined,'
says he directly, 'with the interesting little physiological
shake-up known as reversion to type. I remember now.
Have they gone yet?'
"'On the 7:30 train,' I answers.
"'Ugh!' says John Tom; 'better so. Paleface, bring
big Chief Wish-IIeap-Dough a little bromo-seltzer, and
then he'll take up the redman's burden again.
Here’s what’s next.
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. Rolling Stones, book, 1912; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139359/m1/84/: accessed December 15, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.