When but one speck of gold rewarded his washing, he stopped and built a fire of dry twigs.
"It's just booful, the way it peters out," he exulted when a shovelful of dirt contained no more than a single speck of gold.
He dug deep, and he dug shallow, filling and washing a dozen pans, and was unrewarded even by the tiniest golden speck. He was enraged at having yielded to the temptation, and cursed himself blasphemously and pridelessly.
"Seven," he muttered aloud, asserting the sum of the specks for which he had toiled so hard and which he had so wantonly thrown away.
Again came the careful washing, the jealous herding of the golden specks, and the wantonness with which he sent them flying into the stream when he had counted their number.
And when no specks at all were found in several pans, he straightened up and favored the hillside with a confident glance.
For a few seconds he watched it speeding evenly eastward, when, to his horror, he saw the speck
dive suddenly downward.
"What Jo would give for a sight of that famous speck
!" said Amy, feeling in good spirits and anxious to see him so also.
Presently her attention was arrested by a tossing speck
far out upon the rolling bosom of the strait.
My host," he added, pointing to the black speck
in the distance, "begged me to defer my occupation of the Tower for an hour or so, and has gone down there to collect some of his trifles."
A bugle note was heard, and a cluster of black specks
was distinguishable against the snows of the upper heights.
Fourteen billion years ago, when the superhot, ultra-dense speck
that was our universe expanded, hydrogen was formed.
, 64 year Rolling Meadows resident, died peacefully at Rosewood Care Center in Inverness while under hospice care on March 22, 2019 at the age of 92.
While foreign material on the polyimide cover is not the norm, it is also not uncommon for there to be an occasional speck
or two of "stuff" on the outer surface.
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