Ed and George loved Betsy, but Betsy was a flirt. What more natural then, that Betsy should give to each a locket containing her picture and inform each of them of her unwavering love and devotion. But Betsy wouldn't marry a common village boy and they both set out, therefore, together to make their fortunes and win the coquettish Betsy. Mining together, the boys accidentally came across each other's locket and there was trouble immediately. They took a few pot shots at each other by way of showing their faith in the flirtive Betsy. And, could they have been suddenly transported to their home town just then would have seen Betsy pledging herself forever more to quite another chap. Anyhow, a stray bullet uncovered a vein of gold. Also, it brought a natural cessation in hostilities, for gold veins are too rare to be thus ignored, even where love is concerned. So they agreed to divide the spoils of their claim and put the matter squarely before Betsy. They returned and inquired the ...
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