"Why? I thought you knew enough you punched cows for the Circle for four or five years, didn't you? Nelson told me you were his top hand while you stayed with him, and that you ran the outfit one whole summer, when " "That ain't the point." A hot look had crept into Ford's face a tinge which was not a flush and a glow into his eyes. "I know the cow-business, far as that goes.
Uh course, I might day-dream about the way I'd start into the cow-business if I was a millionaire " "I'm not a millionaire," Mr. Dill hastened to correct. "A couple of hundred thousand or so, is about all " "Well, a fellow don't have to pin himself down to just so many dollars and cents not when he's building himself a pet dream.
I rode out there to-day, you know. I arrived about two hours after you had left." "You're still in the hole on the cow-business," Billy stated flatly, as if there were no use in trying to soften the telling. "Yuh owe Brown two thousand odd dollars. I turned in a few over two hundred head I've got it all down here, and yuh can see the exact figure yourself.