“We can find out from the ticket-agent,” I optimistically assured her.
Bill, the ticket-agent, held his lantern over it on the platform.
I wrote upon the face of it the words you 30 have seen, and paid it to the ticket-agent.
The ticket-agent looked down and said, "You will pay half-fare for him."
A thought struck her, and she went into the waiting-room and asked the ticket-agent if the train was very late.
As he tossed his satchel to the ticket-agent, he gave the ".45" a swift look over.
He beat himself off a bit, and went in and talked to the ticket-agent.
At the first station—a little mouse-colored affair, sometimes without a ticket-agent—we notice the change.
One can see now why I answered that ticket-agent in the manner recorded at the top of this sketch.
The ticket-agent scanned her curiously, but Betty looked perfectly unconcerned, and he saw no occasion to question her.