THE POSSE FROM TEXAS
Railroads and Black Smoke
Written by Olin Thompson
Copyright © 2008 by Olin Thompson
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3322 Eighth Ave., Studio 1
San Diego, CA 92103
Early June, 1896
“Dad.” the woman whined.
“I said, ‘no.’ And I mean no!” the crusty old man said firmly, snatched at his paper, and made a snapping sound of the sheets before him as if to punctuate his firm resolve.
“But, don’t you realize what this could mean? If we don’t we’ll be left behind once again,“ she continued to argue even though it was evident the old fool was not going to respond.
“You heard me,” he mumbled.