Miss Allen, the typewriter fairy, was a good deal of a frost. She was one of the kind that would blow her lunch money on havin’ her hair done like some actress, and worry through the week on an apple and two pieces of fudge at noon. I never had much use for her. She called me just Boy, as though I wa’n’t hardly human at all. She’d sit and pat that hair of hers by the hour, feelin’ to see if all the diff’rent waves and bunches was still there. It was a work of art, all right; but it didn’t leave her time to think of much else. I used to get her wild by askin’ how the six other sisters was comin’ on these days.
We didn’t have any great rush of customers in the office. About twice a day some one would stray in; but gen’rally they was lookin’ for other parties, and we didn’t take in money enough over the counter to pay the towel bill. It had me worried some, until I tumbles that the Glory Be was a mail order snap.
All them circulars we sent out told about the mine. And say, after I’d read one of ‘em I didn’t see how it was we didn’t have a crowd throwin’ money at us. It was good readin’, too, almost as excitin’ as a nickel lib’ry. I’d never been right next to a gold mine before, and it got me bug eyed just thinkin’ about it.