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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (June 15, 1892)
T 11 K 1! K S V K K I A S
. He In
tr rtMivi' (Tk5iitT -. - - r-i i r i i r rm r in J
towards the close of abright summer'aday thnt
roriigul son arrived at the paternnr mansion.
lind come by the quickest route, "The BunuNQ-
tox." Tin sun was declining in the west the only thing
that docs decline west of Chicago, except base ball and
its Blunting rays threw a golden tint upon the gray hairs
of the aged father, who sat on the front porch reading
the last " Uuiili.ngton Route'' advertisement.
The gate opened, and the old man peering over his
spectacles descried a ragged tramp coming up the walk.
e was about to set the dog on him, in accordance with
the usual custom of that hospitable region, when the
fwiniTk ffimn tin TtfttirkiAl o tfilnrhirlnAfl liof- fiin tiKift fin.
lAYf circled liis brow, and cried, "-Father, don't you know
itVl' me?" "Know you," returned the old man, after scru
tinizing him a momentover hisspectncles'Iwould know
you if I saw your hide hanging in a tan yurd; it's my
own I09 lb-hoy I" Then the fond p:.rent fell upon his
6on'sn?ck and wept wept because it was no dirty; it
hadn't been washed since Christinas, but he took him in
all the same, gave him a bath and a new suit of clothes,
and then walked him down to the B. & M. depot to see to what perfection "The
Borlinoton " hud brought their pnssenger train service. 'Twas marvelous, and
the prodigal son straightway registered a solemn vow that his children and his
children's children for all time to come should recognize "The Buhmxgtox" as
the one great railway whose equipment was always up to d;tU:
We don't know how this legend of the prodigal son came down through the
ages ,o accurate aud free from side issues, but it's here, intact and unincumbered,
ready to adorn a back cover or point a moral. The moral of this story is, if you
would prosfer in this world, travel only by "The Buhlixgtox Route."
Gon. Passenger Agent,
A. C. ZIEMEH,
City Passenger Agent,
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