Monday, December 30, 1935

“Old Bill” Suggests—

A guide was leading a pack train along a wind-swept trail when the party glimpsed a mountain goat, silhouetted for an instant on a lofty pinnacle, then bounding zigzag up what seemed to be almost sheer cliff.

“Golly,” said the tenderfoot. “Don’t you wish you could take a short cut like that?”

“Might,” agreed the guide, taking another chew. “But mebbe I wouldn’t come so far from it if it wasn’t for what would happen when the pack train tried to follow me.”

There is a lot of radical talk going around these days that is classed as daring and original thinking, when it is not so much daring as divested of any feeling of responsibility for consequences.


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