An Odd Incident on the Old D & RGW

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 17
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1985
Type Text
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Language eng
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Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
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Title An Odd Incident on the Old D & RGW
Description school after the holidays it was a different story. We were tired of parties and ready for the winter quarter at school, so our talk was desultory and we napped a bit until we got to Thistle and stopped to await the arrival of the cars coming from Price and Helper. Meanwhile, we passed the time watching other people in our car. There was one very attractive young lady on the opposite side of the aisle and two seats in front of and facing All the seats were turned so four people sat facing each other, only the seat opposite the girl was vacant until we picked up a salesman at Mount Pleasant. He was pleased, to put it mildly, to find a seat facing the beauty. He had the line of an experienced traveling salesman and went to work quickly, intent on impressing her. He really was doing well and made us envy his skills. T think Wallace Wintch and I were seated together. Our attention to the tete-a-tete made us forget the other train. So did everyone else. And the Price section came sneaking up behind us and hit our section with a bang that almost threw us out of our seats. The salesman lurched forward until his head almost touched the girl. He caught himself just in time to avoid that problem, but not in time to close his mouth, wide open with amazement at the sudden jolt. Result, his upper and lower plates fell into the girl's lap. The look of horror on his face and the startled expression on hers were something to see. In a flash the salesman scooped up his store teeth and sprinted from the car. Ue didn't see him again until the train pulled into Salt Lake and he slipped back to pick up his valise after we left the car. I've always thought that was an unusual memory of our old branch line of the D h RG'-J, but it seems even funnier now that I have to watch my own plates. 81
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Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
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