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DICK TURNS DETECTIVE
"Well, Dick," remarked Mr. Hamilton at breakfast the next morning, "your party was a great success."
"I hope they all had a good time. They seemed to. I know I did."
"Yes, they were a fine lot of young people," went on the millionaire. "Oh, by the way, I had a letter from the man in Yazoo City I wrote to about your gold mine stock. Nick Smith, his name is. He's an old forty-niner, I understand."
"What does he say?"
"The mine is all right. He sent me a report from the government assay office, and I guess the Dolphin is as good as the Hop Toad."
"Then I'd better finish paying for the stock when Mr. Vanderhoof comes to town again," said Dick. "It will be mine then, and all I'll have to do is to wait for it to increase and pay me big dividends."
"I hope it does," answered Mr. Hamilton. "I also had a letter from Vanderhoof yesterday.