I had hoped to catch up with DeBurgh at the river, but there was no sign of him. Somehow, he had managed to cross that icy flow. With a half-day’s head start he was bound to beat me down to Yellow Jack and file his claim first.
All the work of these past months would be for nothing. The gold would all belong to DeBurgh.
Resigned to defeat, I sat down heavily on a snow-covered boulder, or what I had taken to be a boulder…
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