• Letting the Cat out of the Bag

    By Lyndel Meikle
    He sold one kitten for $10 in gold dust, the other six for $15 each and kept the mother cat for himself. Furthermore, he sold his 100 pounds of tobacco at $5 a pound, thus confirming that cat houses and the fine old tradition of “mining the miners” were, indeed, the best ways to get rich in a gold camp.