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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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 325496
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Title A Tricky Bet
Description Conductor Bradley had to busy himself cancelling passenger tickets and attending to his other duties. When he was free to sit by the window, he could not see the horse and rider. Anx-iously he peered along the highway wherever it could be glimpsed from the train. The summit was reached and still he had had no sight of the horse. Now, with the track going downhill, only safety restrained the speed of the train. Finally, and far ahead, he spotted a horse and rider. Yes, the horse was white. As the squawking crakes brought the train to a halt. Con-ductor Bradley stepped from the car. There, grinning in glee, stood a man whom the conductor identified as none other than Pete Meyers. "Incredible, Pete, I didn't think you could beat me," said George. "Your mistake, George, was that you underestimated me and my horse." From his hip pocket, George drew a long, black purse that looked like a small sack. He extracted five silver dollars and forked then over to the winner-a Meyers all right enough, but not Pete. Crestfallen at the ignominity heaped on himself and his train, Conductor Bradley called out, "All aboard," and the train was soon on its way again. While in Nephi, Meyers had time to go to the telephone office. He called his identical twin brother in Fountain Green. After telling of the bet, Peter enlisted his brother's coop- "I'll hide, " he said, "when I reach a place where I can't be seen fron the train. You saddle the white mare that is a mate to the one I am riding. At the appropriate time ride her hard enough to get her all lathered up. Position yourself where you can certainly beat the train in. Then ride like a wild man to the railroad station. " What Conductor Bradley said when he found out that he was the victim of a sly bet is a matter for conjecture. Source: This tale, in its bare essentials, was being circulated as true when the writer was a boy. -88-
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Identifier 102_A Tricky Bet.jpg
Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 14
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-19
Date Modified 2005-02-19
ID 325358
Reference URL