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Railroads and Black Smoke

Written by Olin Thompson

Copyright © 2008 by Olin Thompson


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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.

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