Ralph Gurney's Oil Speculation
Publication date: September 2010
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The puffing, panting engine that dragged the long train of heavy cars into the busy little city of Bradford, in the State of Pennsylvania, one day last summer, witnessed through its one white, staring eye, sometimes called the head-light, many happy meetings between waiting and coming friends; but none was more hearty than that between two college mates one who had graduated the year previous, and the other who hoped to carry off the honors at the close of the next term. «Here at last!» exclaimed George Harnett, as he met his old chum with a hearty clasp of the hand. «In this case, if the hope had been much longer deferred, the heart would indeed have been sick.» «It was thoughtless in me, old fellow, not to have sent you word when I concluded to remain at home two days longer, but the fact of the matter is that I did not think you would be at the depot to meet me, but would let me hunt you up, for I suppose you do have some kind of an office.» «Yes,» laughed the young man, "I have an office; but since my work just now is several miles from here, I am seldom at home, and was obliged to come for you, or run the chance of having you spend a good portion of your vacation hunting for me.