Behind the Scenes with Edwin Booth

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CHAPTER XXXV
HOSPITALITY IN COLORADO

WHEN Mr. Chase said he had another confidence for me, I threatened to jump off the train, but the manager assured me it was something that I should be sorry not to hear and that it was Mr. Booth's own contriving for Denver. Soon there was a conference held out in the open car that 'the ladies might participate.' For the surprise he had been storing up for us since Monterey was a drive through the Garden of the Gods. No one could conceive how the trip might be made. The excursion required more than a part of a day's absence from Denver, and -----!

Popper said the usual two carriages appealed to him.

'Plus a railroad train,' added Mr. Chase.

Some one asked had tracks been laid in the Garden of the Gods. Then the host advised that Mr. Chase lay his information before us.

'It is carriages through the Garden of the Gods, Mr. Booth, but a train to get us there and back -- as you know.'

'Then we shall run the "David Garrick" up there -----?'

'I fear not. The road is narrow-gauge. It cannot carry the "David Garrick". Any night you prefer, Mr. Booth, the road officials will have a special train waiting for you after the performance. We shall eat

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