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The Way West (1955)

"Name's Hig," the figure announced. "Or that's what they call me. It's bobtail for Higgins. I been on your trail, as maybe the lady told you."
The lady had been right when she said his face was pinched up. He wasn't old but had lost his teeth, so that the mouth turned in and the small jaw sat snug under a thin nose. The eyes seemed crowded, too, under the close line of brow, but the forehead, Fairman noted, was good, as if nature had tried to make up for the stinginess below.
" I hanker to go," the man said. "Gimme a place to lay my head, any old place, and somep'n to feed on, and I'm your gooseberry. How-de-do there, boy." "You're experienced?"
" A man don't live to my age without learnin'."
" I mean you can handle stock, drive a wagon, lend a hand when needed?"
" Sure, mister. Maybe I look green like a gourd, but I'm ripe inside."
" What's your purpose in going?"
" I dunno. Jest to get where I ain't."
It was, Fairman reflected, as good a reason as most.
" How old are you?"
" That I wouldn't know. As my pap used to say, too young to die and too old to suck."
A grin appeared in the pinched face, a thin but merry grin which might have been wider had there been room for it.
" The man I take mustn't be afraid of work."
" Can't say I love it, but I done enough to find it won't kill you. Same time, I might as well tell you, I like fun. I got me a fiddle." The slitted eyes questioned Fairman. "You'll stand in need of fun, time you

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