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tion. Either she was way ahead of me, or I was way
behind her! My mind was working like the woman's,
and her's worked in a circle; the number of rings she
wore proving it.
"Yes, it's strange, isn't it? But I do not get much
out of it," I said.
"Well, Frank, I am sure the reason they never
mentioned California was because that's where they hide
out! They figured by not mentioning California, it
would not stick in our minds if we ever had occasion to
look for them."
I bounded into the air shouting, "You've hit it!
You've hit it! That's it! That's the very reason they
never yipped a word about the Golden State. It all
comes to me now. See! they made a getaway from
here the minute they got my money. Went to San
Antonio, from there I'll bet, sure as shooting, they
gathered up Cathey at Corpus Christi and the whole
outfit hit it straight for sunny Cal."
"It looks to me as if that's about the line up,"
agreed the wife.
I didn't waste another second. Together we threw
a few clothes into the suitcase, hitched up the old Ford,
and within two hours I was on my way to California.
Here’s what’s next.
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Norfleet, J. Frank, 1864-. Norfleet: the actual experiences of a Texas rancher's 30,000-mile transcontinental chase after five confidence men., book, 1924; Ft. Worth, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth5864/m1/52/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; .