When he filled a pan with dirt, he ran down the hill to wash it; nor could he forbear running up the hill again, panting and stumbling profanely, to refill the pan.
He filled a pan and carried it down the hill to wash.
It was only at thirty inches beneath the surface that he could get colors in his pan. The dirt he found at twenty-five inches from the surface, and at thirty-five inches, yielded barren pans.
Though the dipping gold-trace increased the man's work, he found consolation in the increasing richness of the pans. Twenty cents, thirty cents, fifty cents, sixty cents, were the values of the gold found in the pans, and at nightfall he washed his banner pan, which gave him a dollar's worth of gold-dust from a shovelful of dirt.
His first pan of the morning washed out over two dollars in coarse gold.
Nightfall found him by the edge of the stream his eyes wrestling with the gathering darkness over the washing of a five-dollar pan.
He dropped it into his pan and examined another piece.
Still squatting on his heels, he continued examining the fragments and tossing them into the pan. Suddenly there came to him a premonition of danger.
He continued rubbing the dirt from the quartz fragments and throwing the gold into the pan. There was nothing else for him to do.
His body crumpled in like a leaf withered in sudden heat, and he came down, his chest across his pan of gold, his face in the dirt and rock, his legs tangled and twisted because of the restricted space at the bottom of the hole.
And when no specks at all were found in several pans, he straightened up and favored the hillside with a confident glance.
Then he went down the canyon, following the line of shovel-holes he had made in filling the pans. He crossed the stream below the pool and disappeared through the green screen.
But the increasing richness of the pans began to worry him.
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as his/ her KYC requirement, once Aadhaar is linked with PAN
, it will certainly lead to automatic link with the bank accounts as well." Hence, the interconnection of PAN
card, Aadhaar and bank accounts, implies that the government will be able to keep a track of your financial transactions.