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The next morning, while we were discussing several things over breakfast, I remembered something I had intended to ask Dover when he had first rode up. "How did you ever find us?"
"Oh", he said as he reached for his coffee cup. "It was easier than you would think. You know how it is. There's a lot of land out here, and few folks, so news spreads pretty far, and pretty quickly. I ran into a soldier in southern Montana who had talked to a wagon train boss named Ward. The Wagon Master had told him about a young man that fit your description, and a beautiful Mohegan girl, who had left his train with the intent of following the South Platte to the front range. When I stopped in the trading post at Laramie, the guy running the post told me about a young man and his Indian bride who lived in the mountains taking meat to some starving Arapaho a couple years back. Figuring it might have been you, I