The Burro, Yearbook of Mineral Wells High School, 1922 Page: 95
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The Reunion of Mineral 'Wells Athletes
"Aw, you're a scoffer," said my friend Leckie to me one morning. You
say that a fortune teller is just an ordinary person with a bunch of de-
ceitful tricks. "Exactly," said I, "what is your idea of a fortune teller, any-
"Well," rejoined my friend, "actions are stronger than words. I hear
that an unusually good crystal reader is in town; suppose we go down
there and see what he can do."
"You're on," I replied, so we started immediately.
The fortune teller received us cordially and led us into a dark room,
where a large crystal ball stood on a stand in the center? After going
through many mysterious rites he called us forward and we gazed into the
ball, and to our utter amazement what do you think we saw ?
We saw a long train entering a city and on the sides of the cars were 0
painted in gold letters, "M. W., W. & N. W." We at once recognized this
to be the train from Mineral Wells pulling into Fort Worth. From the train
emerged a large crowd of attractive people, but one man in particular
attracted our attention.
"A. T. Cookse7 !" shouted the excited Leckie.
"Slats !" I echoed. "Wonder what he is doing down here ?"
"Me too," said Leckie. "I thought that he owned a ranch in Colorado."
Ccoksey was now making his way through the station when suddenly
a woman in front of him dropped her hand bag. Cooksey at once stooped to
pick it up, but another hand seized it; both men straightened up and the
one holding the hand bag gave a sudden start of recognition and dropped
it again. "Why, hello there, Cooksey, where'd you come from ?"
"Well, I'll be hanged," said Cooksey, "you're the last person that I ex-
rected to see when I came to Texas."
"Yeh," replied the man whom we now clearly recognized as Allen Led-
better. "I came over for the 1930 Fat Stock Show."
"I too," said Cooksey, "I brought some of my stock down to sell."
"Let's go up to the 'Texas'-all the athletes from M. W. H. S. are up
there, you know. We are having a reunion, but we didn't think about you
coming all the way from Colorado or we would have written you."
"Hooray!" shouted Cooksey, "lead me to them."
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