Big fire, all right--brisk trade for ten days while people scared;
after that, dull policy-business till next fire. Town like this don't
have fires often enough--a fellow strikes so many dull weeks in a row
that he gets discouraged. But you bet you, this is the business!
People don't wait for examples to die. No, sir, they drop off
right along--there ain't any dull spots in the undertaker line.
I just started in with two or three little old coffins and
a hired hearse, and now look at the thing! I've worked up