Troublous Times

“Another, with the prefix ‘Dutch,’ was ‘Charley’ — surname, as usual, unknown —who owned a claim in Kansas, but who joined us when we were short of men when passing his farm. In some of our troublous times, and we had plenty of them, he would doubly curse the day he joined us, and cry like a Banshee for the wife and baby he had left on the shore of the Big Blue.”