It was John Simpson, a yard switchman who spoke this taunt to a section hand.
This man isn't a section hand: he's wearing a uniform; he has a cap; it looks as if he had some right to tell us to stop.
The section hand's daughter was a slender woman of thirty with tired blue eyes and red hair.
Then I come to Winnsboro and git a job as section hand laborer on de railroad.
The whole thing wasn't any bigger an asset than a job as a section hand on the U P.
And that, as it happened, was exactly the place from which it was revealed to the choleric near-Shuswap section hand.
But she has never before been seen in America employed, for instance, as a section hand on a railway.
Maybe some section hand stuck a feather of that eagle in his hat and called it macaroni!
While he worked with a half dozen other men as a section hand on the railroad, two men did all the talking.