The Depot Master

The Depot Master

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The Depot Master by Joseph Crosby Lincoln

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you give me the figures? They must be low, mind. No country skin games, you understand."

"Hey?" Phinney came out of his momentary trance. "Yes, yes, Mr. Williams. They'll be low enough. Times is kind of dull now and I'd like a movin' job first-rate. I'll give 'em to you to-morrer. But--but Olive'll have to move, won't she? And where's she goin'?"

"She'll have to move, sure. And the eyesore on that lot now will come down."

The "eyesore" was the four room building, combined dwelling and shop of Mrs. Olive Edwards, widow of "Bill Edwards," once a promising young man, later town drunkard and ne'er-do-well, dead these five years, luckily for himself and luckier--in a way--for the wife who had stuck by him while he wasted her inheritance in a losing battle with John Barleycorn. At his death the fine old Seabury place had dwindled to a lone hundred feet of land, the little house, and a mortgage on both. Olive had opened a "notion store" in her front parlor and had fought on, proudly refusing aid

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The railroad depot master, is a retired sea captain.
He is a bachelor having lost a chance at marriage, years ago.
An old scoundrel is back to cause problems for the depot master\'s old love.
Among the numerous and humorous tales told daily at the depot, the old captain is spinning one of his own in real life, unbeknown to others., .
If his plan works, all is well. If not, much is lost.


Another wise, ex sea captain on Cape Cod, sets things right.

Currently this book has a genre of Fiction and Literature. It should have as it\'s foremost, the genre of Humor.