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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."