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1р. 03.10.2018 18:1 (Ср.) 1р.17.10-17.23=13 мин..стр.8.
Jeff Peters must be reminded. Whenever he is called upon,
pointedly, for a story, he will maintain that his life has been as devoid of incident
as the longest of Trollope’s novels. But lured, he will divulge. Therefore I cast
many and divers flies upon the current of his thoughts before I feel a nibble.
“I notice,” said I, “that the Western farmers, in spite of their prosperity, are
running after their old populistic idols again.”
“It’s the running season,” said Jeff, “for farmers, shad, maple trees and the
Connemaugh river. I know something about farmers.
1р. 04.10.2018 18:1 (Четв.) 18.04-18.42=38 мин..стр.9.
I thought I struck one once that had got out of the rut; but Andy
Tucker proved to me I was mistaken. ‘Once a farmer, always a sucker,’ said Andy.
‘He’s the man that’s shoved into the front row among bullets, ballots and the ballet.
He’s the funny-bone and gristle of the country,’ said Andy, ‘and I don’t know who
we would do without him.’
“One morning me and Andy wakes up with sixty-eight cents between us
in a yellow pine hotel on the edge of the pre-digested hoe-cake belt of Southern
Indiana. How we got off the train there the night before I can’t tell you; for she
went through the village so fast that what looked like a saloon to us through the
car window turned out to be a composite view of a drug store and a water tank
two blocks apart.
1р. 05.10.2018 (Пятн.) 18.48-19.00=12 мин..стр.10.
Why we got off at the first station we could, belongs to a little oroide
gold watch and Alaska diamond deal we failed to pull off the day before, over the
“When I woke up I heard roosters crowing, and smelt something like the
fumes of nitro-muriatic acid, and heard something heavy fall on the floor below
us, and a man swearing.
“ ‘Cheer up, Andy,’ says I. ‘We’re in a rural community. Somebody has just
tested a gold brick downstairs. We’ll go out and get what’s coming to us from a
farmer; and then yoicks! and away.’