Slauson Thompson (journalist, playwright, drama critic, railway advertising man) was born on 5 January 1849 in Fredericton, NB. His father, George Thompson, was born in Kingsclear, NB, and his mother, Charity, in Fredericton. George and Charity were married in 1843. [more][Less]
"I See You'Re Limping again, Fred."
"That'S Right, Bristles. I Stubbed my Toe At The Very Start Of This
Cross-Country Run, And That Lost Me All Chance Of Coming in ahead.
That'S Why I Fell Back, And Have Been Loafing for A Stretch."
"And Let Me Catch Up With You; Eh? Well, I Reckon Long-Legged colon Will
Have A Cinch In this Race, Fred."
"Seems That Way. He Can Get Over Ground For A Certain Time Like A Deer,
"Huh! More Like A Kangaroo, I Call It; Because It Always Seems To Me He
Takes Big Jumps Every Chance He Gets." [more][Less]
"Well, There Seems To Be Something Over Yonder To The West; But The Sage
Crops Up, And Interferes A Little With My View."
"Here, Take The Field Glasses And Look; While I Cinch My Saddle Girth,
Which Has Loosened Again."
Frank Haywood Adjusted The Glasses To His Eye. Then, Rising In His
Saddle, He Gazed Long And Earnestly In The Direction He Had Indicated.
Meanwhile His Companion, Also A Lad, A Native Of Kentucky, And Answering
To The Name Of Bob Archer, Busied Himself About The Band Of His Saddle,
Having Leaped To The Ground.
Frank Was The Only Son Of A Rancher And Mine Owner, Colonel Leonidas
Haywood, Who Was A Man Of Some Wealth. Frank Had Blue Eyes, And
Tawny-Colored Hair; And, Since Much Of His Life Had Been Spent On The
Plains Among The Cattle Men, He Knew Considerable About The Ways Of
Cowboys And Hunters, Though Always Ready To Pick Up Information From
Veterans Of The Trail. [more][Less]
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