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60 Rolling Stones
"'Cigar for me - darker brand,' says I.
"Well, sir, the president sent me and Wainwright back
to the town in a victoria hitched to two flea-bitten selling-
platers - but the best the country afforded.
"I found out afterward that Wainwright was a regular
beachcomber - the smartest man on the whole coast, but
kept down by rum. I liked him.
"One day I inveigled him into a walk out a couple of
miles from the village, where there was an old grass hut on
the bank of a little river. While he was sitting on the
grass, talking beautiful of the wisdom of the world that he
had learned in books, I took hold of him easy and tied his
hands and feet together with leather thongs that I had
in my pocket.
"'Lie still,' says I, 'and meditate on the exigencies and
irregularities of life till I get back.'
"I went to a shack in Aguas Frescas where a mighty
wise girl named Timotea Carrizo lived with her mother.
The girl was just about as nice as you ever saw. In the
States she would have been called a brunette; but she was
better than a brunette - I should say she was what you
might term an 6cru shade. I knew her pretty well. I
told her about my friend Wainwright. She gave me a
double handful of bark - calisaya, I think it was - and
some more herbs that I was to mix with it, and told me
what to do. I was to make tea of it and give it to him,
and keep him from rum for a certain time. And for two
weeks I did it. You know, I liked Wainwright. Both of
us was broke; but Timotea sent us goat-meat and plan-
-- '7 . .. .
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