"Well, Bess, one thing's sure, we'll never get ahead this way. This operating is dull enough any time, but when working in a one-horse town like this, it's awful, that's the word. Now, what's the answer?" "That's funny, Jim. I've been thinking about that all day. Lately, somehow, I've been hearing the call that has lured so many thousands up to the Yukon. Seems as though we have just as much chance as the others who have struck luck, if we try. Was reading just this morning about a young couple from this same state who have found a great claim. What do you think?" "Say, girlie, that's just what's been in my mind. Funny, isn't it? Let's really figure a little on that." There they were, sitting in the little bare operator's office up in Vermont, discussing this all-important subject, the future. They were ambitious and not in any way satisfied with the kind of an eventless life they were living. The fever grew and soon they took the trail. As it was half a love pilgrimage, the days sped...
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