John Boyed, a wealthy mine owner, gives a dinner in celebration of his tenth wedding anniversary. Called upon, he proceeds to tell the story of the first nugget he ever found and which led to his present wealth. "I was,"' says Boyed, "at that time in the Service. Returning home from a leave I stumbled on a curious skull. On examining it I was astonished to find a pure gold nugget embedded securely in the skull. Shortly after this my brother, the proverbial black sheep of the family, broke in on me demanding money. My sweetheart was present. Immediately after this, a pest broke out among the Indians and I was called back North. Constance begged to go with me, so we were married without delay and left. Arriving among the Indians we found the sick and dying were driven out by the well, to creep away and die. In my capacity of doctor I took immediate charge of the sufferers, but it was a terrible task." Continuing. Boyed tells of the fight he had made to save a brave; of the fight his ...
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