Acres of diamondsrename
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SectionThere was a man living in Pennsylvania, not unlike SOME
Pennsylvanians you have seen, who owned a farm, and he did with that
farm just what I SHOULD with a farm if i OWNED one in Pennsylvania he
But BEFORE he sold it he decided to secure employment
collecting COALOIL for his cousin, who was in the business in
CANADA, where they FIRSTdiscovered OILon this continent.
They DIPPED it from the running streams at that early TIME. So this
PENNSYLVANIA farmer wrote to his cousin asking for employment.
You see, FRIENDS,this farmer was not ALTOGETHERa foolish man.
NO, he was not. He did not LEAVE his farm until he had something
ELSE to do.
Of ALL the simpletons the stars shine on i don’t know of a
WORSE one than the man who leaves one job BEFORE he has gotten
another. That has ESPECIAL reference to my profession, and has NO
reference whatever to a man seeking a divorce.
When he wrote to his
COUSIN for employment, his cousin replied,
“I CANNOT engage you
because you know NOTHING about the oil business.” Well, then the
OLD FARMER said,
“I WILL know,
” and with the MOST
commendable ZEAL he SAT himself at the study of the WHOLE
He began AWAY back at the SECOND day of God’s creation
when this world was covered THICK and DEEPwith that rich vegetation
which SINCEhas turned to the PRIMITIVE beds of coal.
He studied the subject until he found that the drainings REALLY of those rich beds of
coal FURNISHED the coal oil that was WORTH pumping, and THEN
found how it came up with the living SPRINGS.
He studied UNTIL he
KNEW what it LOOKED like, SMELLED like, TASTED like, and how
to REFINE it. NOW said he in his letter to his cousin,
“I UNDERSTAND the oil business.” His cousin answered,
“All right, come on.”