—said he'd often thought a pair was better than four, to go over the rough mountain roads with where a body had to be careful about his driving,—and there wasn't so much of his
A PAIR BETTER THAN FOUR.
claim but he could lug the money home with a pair easy enough.
"On the 13th of December he sold another horse,—said two warn't necessary to drag that old light vehicle with,—in fact one could snatch it along faster than was absolutely necessary,
TWO WASN'T NECESSARY.
now that it was good solid winter weather and the roads in splendid condition.
"On the seventeenth of February, 1835, he sold the old carriage and bought a cheap second-hand buggy,—said a buggy was just the trick to skim along mushy, slushy early
JUST THE TRICK.
spring roads with, and he had always wanted to try a buggy on those mountain roads, anyway.
"On the 1st of August he sold the buggy and bought the