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Roylsden #218


"Tell me what happened, Joshua." Sheriff Cole's voice was that of a kindly friend.
"What happened?" the Minister replied, "Oh, Cole, so much happened!"
He paused, thinking.
"I've been buying land outside of town."
Cole nodded.
"I only needed the Prendergast land and the Two Horses land. I only needed them... and I'd have had the lot."
Cole nodded as if he understood. He didn't.
But Eddie Sherman did.
"The railroad?"
"Yes, Sherman, the railroad," McGinley continued. "If I had all the land to the north, the railroad company would have to buy it off me to get into Roylsden."

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