Stránka:tales 1905.djvu/57

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Sims settlement was beginning to feel itself a place of importance. The chief road had a fence on both sides of it for over a mile, and a blaze on a large tree was already ordered with the official inscription “Main street”. There had been talk of the possibility of a store, and local pride broke forth in noble eruption when a meeting was called to petition for a post-office. The wisdom, worth, and wealth of the place were represented by old Sims. He was a man of advanced ideas, the natural leader of the community; and after all the questions had been duly discussed, the store and post-office resolved upon, the question of who was ..text continues