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The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 7, Issue 7 (December 1, 1932)

The Problem Solved!

The Problem Solved!

In the days before oil was discovered in Texas a travelling man stopped for the night at a dryland ranch near Wink.

As he discussed the affairs of the country with his host, he became more and more puzzled as to how the little ranch paid its way. At last he ventured the question:

“How in the world do you make a go of things on this place?”

Indicating the hired man, who was sitting at the far end of the supper table, the host replied:

“You see that fellow there? Well, he works for me, and I can't pay him. In two years he gits the ranch. Then I work for him till I git it back.”

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