A Tricky Bet

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1982
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
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Title A Tricky Bet
Description A TRICKY BET Conrad Frischknecht 12225 Shady Wood Lane SW Tacoma, WA 98498 Senior Citizen Division First Place Short Story One bright day in the early part of the century, Peter Meyers of Fountain Green, Utah, met George Bradley, conductor on the Sanpete Valley Railroad, on a street in Nephi. "Hey, George, how are you?" was Pete's greeting. "Fine, Pete. How goes it with you?" "Oh, I'm tolarably good. At least, I feel good enough to be able to outrun you and your train from here to Fountain Green." "How?" was Bradley's query. "On my white mare, of course." "Naw, Peter, impossible. I don't think that you can do i t ." "Wanta bet?" asked Pete. "Sure, how much?" "Five dollars." "It's a bet!" said George, and they shook hands on it. The course of the race ran up the heavy grade of winding Salt Greek Canyon to the 7,000-foot pass through the Valley Mountains. Conceivably, on this leg, a stout horse might have the advantage. Beyond the summit it was all down hill and would favor the train. Pete Meyers' white mare was descended from a breed of horses with stamina; she had sturdy hindquarters and was deep chested. It is also possible to dope an animal to enhance its prowess, and who would begrudge the live contestant that bit of advantage? -86-
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325356
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