It is a long trip from Chicago to Los Angeles and when the young man boarded the train in the Windy City, he was afraid that time would hang heavily on his hands. Then he looked around the car and saw one interesting object, a pretty girl in Lower 5. He had Section 6, directly across the aisle, and he did all he could, in a gentlemanly way, to scrape up an acquaintance. The maiden, however, viewed him with disdain, and would not even accept his assistance when she was unable to open the window. They stood together on the platform of the observation car, but they might as well have been miles apart, for she ignored his presence. There was sorrow in Section 6, and freezing disdain in Section 5, while the train was plunging its way westward. The scenery changes on an overland trip, and so do the dispositions of many passengers. The young man in 6 found a chance to be the gallant knight of the damsel in 5, acquaintance followed, and long before they arrived at the California city they ...
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