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We asked if he)had been to breakfast; he hadn't
had a smear; So we opened up the chuck-box and bade him have
his share. He took a cup of coffee and some biscuits and some
beans, And then began to talk and tell about foreign kings
and queens,
About the Spanish War and fighting on the seas With guns as big as steers and ramrods big as
trees, And about old Paul Jones, a mean-fighting son of a
gun. Who was the grittiest cuss that ever pulled a gun.
Such an educated feller, his thoughts just came in herds,
He astonished all them cowboys with them jaw-breaking words.
He just kept on talking till he made the boys all sick,
And they began to look around just how to play; a trick.
He said he had lost his job upon the Santa Fe And was going across the plains to strike the 7-D. He did n't say how come it, some trouble with the
boss, But said he M like to borrow a nice fat saddle hoss.
This tickled all the boys to death; they laughed 'way
down in their sleeves, " We will lend you a horse just as fresh and fat as
you please."