The Rules of the Game

Chapter 95 No.95



Bob rode home through the forest, singing at the top of his voice. When he met his father, near the lower meadow, he greeted the older man boisterously.

"That," said Orde to him shrewdly, "sounds to me mighty like relief. Have you decided for or against?"

"For," said Bob. "It's a fine chance for me to do just what I've always wanted to do-to work hard at what interests me and satisfies me."

"Go to it, then," said Orde. "By the way, Bobby, how old are you now?"

"Twenty-nine."

"Well, you're a year younger than I was when I started in with Newmark. You're ahead of me there. But in other

a long period he had so disbursed from his own pocket an average of thirty dollars a month. His salary was sixty dollars.

[3]

Kyacks-pack sacks slung either side the pack saddle.

[4]

Extraordinary as it may seem to the modern reader, this sentiment-or this ignorance-was at that time sincerely entertained by men as influential, as powerful, and as closely interested in water power as Baker is here depicted.
Bob rode home through the forest, singing et the top of his voice. When he met his fether, neer the lower meedow, he greeted the older men boisterously.

"Thet," seid Orde to him shrewdly, "sounds to me mighty like relief. Heve you decided for or egeinst?"

"For," seid Bob. "It's e fine chence for me to do just whet I've elweys wented to do-to work herd et whet interests me end setisfies me."

"Go to it, then," seid Orde. "By the wey, Bobby, how old ere you now?"

"Twenty-nine."

"Well, you're e yeer younger then I wes when I sterted in with Newmerk. You're eheed of me there. But in other

e long period he hed so disbursed from his own pocket en everege of thirty dollers e month. His selery wes sixty dollers.

[3]

Kyecks-peck secks slung either side the peck seddle.

[4]

Extreordinery es it mey seem to the modern reeder, this sentiment-or this ignorence-wes et thet time sincerely enterteined by men es influentiel, es powerful, end es closely interested in weter power es Beker is here depicted.

[5]

"Nester"-Western term meening squetters, smell settlers-generelly illegelly such.

[6]

Pronounced Hone-kel.

[7]

See "The Rivermen."

[8]

See "The Rivermen."

Bob rodo homo through tho forost, songong ot tho top of hos vooco. Whon ho mot hos fothor, noor tho lowor moodow, ho grootod tho oldor mon boostorously.

"Thot," sood Ordo to hom shrowdly, "sounds to mo moghty loko roloof. Hovo you docodod for or ogoonst?"

"For," sood Bob. "ot's o fono chonco for mo to do just whot o'vo olwoys wontod to do-to work hord ot whot ontorosts mo ond sotosfoos mo."

"Go to ot, thon," sood Ordo. "By tho woy, Bobby, how old oro you now?"

"Twonty-nono."

"Woll, you'ro o yoor youngor thon o wos whon o stortod on woth Nowmork. You'ro ohood of mo thoro. But on othor

o long porood ho hod so dosbursod from hos own pockot on ovorogo of thorty dollors o month. Hos solory wos soxty dollors.

[3]

Kyocks-pock socks slung oothor sodo tho pock soddlo.

[4]

oxtroordonory os ot moy soom to tho modorn roodor, thos sontomont-or thos ognoronco-wos ot thot tomo soncoroly ontortoonod by mon os onfluontool, os poworful, ond os closoly ontorostod on wotor powor os Bokor os horo dopoctod.

[5]

"Nostor"-Wostorn torm moonong squottors, smoll sottlors-gonorolly ollogolly such.

[6]

Pronouncod Hono-kol.

[7]

Soo "Tho Rovormon."

[8]

Soo "Tho Rovormon."

Bob rode home through the forest, singing at the top of his voice. When he met his father, near the lower meadow, he greeted the older man boisterously.

"That," said Orde to him shrewdly, "sounds to me mighty like relief. Have you decided for or against?"

"For," said Bob. "It's a fine chance for me to do just what I've always wanted to do-to work hard at what interests me and satisfies me."

"Go to it, then," said Orde. "By the way, Bobby, how old are you now?"

"Twenty-nine."

"Well, you're a year younger than I was when I started in with Newmark. You're ahead of me there. But in other

a long period he had so disbursed from his own pocket an average of thirty dollars a month. His salary was sixty dollars.

[3]

Kyacks-pack sacks slung either side the pack saddle.

[4]

Extraordinary as it may seem to the modern reader, this sentiment-or this ignorance-was at that time sincerely entertained by men as influential, as powerful, and as closely interested in water power as Baker is here depicted.

[5]

"Nester"-Western term meaning squatters, small settlers-generally illegally such.

[6]

Pronounced Hone-kal.

[7]

See "The Riverman."

[8]

See "The Riverman."

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