“Five or six years or so; just when Salinas
was a sprinkle of log huts.”
“And you have now a good run?”
“My run extends from the Salinas River
right across the Galivano range, to San Benito River
“Why, that is an estate as big as a Scotch county? ”
“Yes, the dear old dad will stare when I go home some day, and tell him what his scapegrace son has been doing for the last twelve years. Ha!
ha! the dear old dad will stare when I tell him he sent me out with sixpence, and I ask him to come and see what I have bought with his sixpence-a little place in California
, about the size of County Linlithgow!
The lands all round Salinas
are in English and American hands.
, one of the first arrivals in San Francisco
; Hebbron, lately a detective, practising his art in London
, one of three brothers living in the place; Spence
, the first English colonist in Monterey
, a sheepherder, who has given his name to a high peak; Leese
, the gentleman who wedded Vallejo
's sister; Beveridge
, a young and thriving Scot; these are the