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The after 20 years pdf download explains that he and the friend for whom he is waiting, his “best chum” Jimmy Wells, had been raised in New York like brothers; when they had grown up, Jimmy had remained in the city, but he himself had headed West to make his fortune. Views Read Edit View history.

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The next morning I was to start for downnload West to make my fortune. Bob and Jimmy were friends when they were younger.

Haven’t you heard from your friend since you left? He is confident that his old friend will meet him that night if he is alive, no matter what his circumstances may be, because Jimmy always was “the truest, stanchest old chap in the world. A policeman walks up and asks what he’s doing. Well, I’ll explain if you’d like to make certain it’s all straight. Come on, Bob; we’ll go around to a place I know of, and have a good long talk about old times.

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