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I’m now not used to being interviewed myself,” he stated slowly, “so I don’t be aware of greatly approximately it. We’re either eco-friendly arms jointly, I think. yet I’d wish to assist you out, so I don’t brain telling you what i believe approximately this invoice, and its relating convinced very important pursuits. ” Mr. Reefer proceeded to inform her, and Patty’s pencil flew as she scribbled down his terse, pithy sentences. She discovered herself asking questions too, and having fun with it. For the 1st time, Patty inspiration she may well similar to politics if she understood them—and they didn't look so tough to appreciate whilst a guy like Mr. Reefer defined them. For part an hour he talked to her, and on the finish of that point Patty used to be in complete ownership of his opinion at the well-known railroad invoice in all its elements. “There now, I’m talked out,” stated Mr. Reefer. “You can inform your information editor that you just be aware of as a lot concerning the railroad invoice as Andrew Reefer understands. i'm hoping you’ll reach exciting him, and that your brother gets the placement he desires. yet he shouldn’t have neglected that educate. You inform him that. Boys with very important activities mustn’t pass over trains. maybe it’s simply besides he did therefore although, yet inform him to not allow it ensue back. ” Patty went directly domestic, wrote up her interview in ship-shape shape, and took it right down to the Chronicle workplace. There she stumbled on Mr. Harmer, scowling blackly. The little information editor appeared to be in a slightly undesirable mood, yet he nodded no longer unkindly to Patty. Mr. Harmer knew the Baxters good and cherished them, even supposing he may have sacrificed all of them and not using a qualm for a “scoop. ” “Good night, Patty. Take a chair. That brother of yours hasn’t grew to become up but. the following time I provide him an project, he’ll be capable of be available in time to do it. ” “Oh,” cried Patty breathlessly, “please, Mr. Harmer, i've got the interview right here. i assumed possibly i may do it in Clifford’s position, and that i went out to Mr. Reid’s and observed Mr. Reefer. He used to be very sort and—” “Mr. who? ” quite shouted Mr. Harmer. “Mr. Reefer—Mr. Andrew Reefer. He instructed me to inform you that this text contained all he knew or considered the railroad invoice and—” yet Mr. Harmer was once not listening. He had snatched the well written sheets of Patty’s file and used to be skimming over them with a practised eye. Then Patty concept he should have long past loopy. He danced round the workplace, waving the sheets within the air, after which he dashed frantically up the steps to the composing room. Ten mins later, he back and shook the mystified Patty by means of the hand. “Patty, it’s the largest beat we’ve ever had! We’ve scooped not just the Ledger, yet some other newspaper within the state. How did you do it? How did you ever beguile or bewitch Andrew Reefer into providing you with an interview? ” “Why,” acknowledged Patty in utter bewilderment, “I simply went out to Mr. Reid’s and requested for the gentleman who used to be traveling there—I’d forgotten his name—and Mr. Reefer got here down and that i advised him my brother have been special to interview him on behalf of the Chronicle concerning the invoice, and that Clifford had ignored his educate, and wouldn’t he allow me interview him in his position and excuse my inexperience—and he did.