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The Depot Master


The Depot Master

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    Joseph C. Lincoln
General Books publication date: 2009 Original publication date: 1910 Original Publisher: A. L. Burt Co. Subjects: Railroads - Fiction Railroad stories Railroads Fiction / Classics Transportation / Railroads / General Transportation / Railroads / History Notes: This is a black and white OCR reprint of the original. It has no illustrations and there may be typos or missing text. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to where you can select from more than a million books for free. Excerpt: CHAPTER II SUPPLY AND DEMAND AND now life in East Harniss became temporarily fevered. Issy McKay dashed out of the station and rushed importantly up and down the platform. Ed Crocker and Cornelius Rowe emerged and draped themselves in statuesque attitudes against the side of the building. Obed Gott came hurrying from his paint and oil shop, which was next to the " general store." Mr. Higgins, proprietor of the latter, sauntered easily across to receive, in his official capacity as postmaster, the mail bag. Ten or more citizens, of both sexes, and of various ages, gathered in groups to inspect and supervise. The locomotive pulled its string of cars, a " baggage," a " smoker," and two " passengers," alongside the platform. The sliding door of the baggage car was pushed back and the baggage master appeared in the opening. " Hi! Cap'n! " he shouted. " Hi, Cap'n Sol! Here's some express for you." But unfortunately the Captain was in conversa tion with the conductor at the other end of the train. Issy, willing and officious, sprang forward. " I'll take it, Bill," he volunteered. " Here, give it to me." The baggage master handed down the package, a good sized one marked " Glass. With Care." Issy received it, clutched it to his bosom, turned and saw Gertie Higgins, pretty daughter of Beriah Higgins, stepping from the first car to the platform. Gertie had been staying with an aunt in Trumet and was now returning home f...   show more
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  • PDF | 392 pages
  • Joseph C. Lincoln
  • Kessinger Publishing, LLC
  • Unknown
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  • Literature Fiction

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