years, and you are positively the first person named Mister
, whom I have had the pleasure to put across.”
On that date I commissioned myself as Colonel Brown
, bet you don't beat this place in the old country, nohow?”
is an English town.
, an officer in the English
army, who had served in the Crimea, came to California
with a sum of money to be spent in buying real estate
He bought a cattle-run in Salinas Valley, getting the title from one of the unthrifty natives for a song.
, tempted by a chance of shooting bear and snaring snipe and duck, came down to see his comrade.
Sport being good, the Major
One day, while musing at the water-side, a notion flashed into the sportsman's brain.
Wanting a hut, in which to keep his gun and cook his bird, the Major
said to himself: “Why not myself build a house?
A few logs, a hammer, a bag of nails, and the thing is done.
But let me see. A house-why not a town?”
At night he spoke to Sherwood
-“ Let us build a city on the lake.”
Thinking of his cattle-run, the Captain
A city for whom?
What wretch would