Then it was that Carmack, his brother-in-law, Skookum Jim, and Cultus Charlie, another Indian, arrived in a canoe at Forty Mile, went straight to the gold
commissioner, and recorded three claims and a discovery claim on Bonanza Creek.
So when the day approached he put on his invisible belt, took a sack of gold
pieces with him, and slipping into her room in the middle of the night, he placed the bag of gold
beside her bed and returned to his sheep.
And he pulled out the gold
pieces which Fire Eater had given him.
In the year 1684 he happened to hear of a Spanish ship which had been cast away near the Bahama Islands, and which was supposed to contain a great deal of gold
And round about the wheel went merrily; the work was quickly done, and the straw was all spun into gold
Yet as other countries still prized money, gold
and silver was sometimes needed by the Utopians.
Each pan he carried down to the water to wash, and as he went higher up the hill the pans grew richer, until he began to save the gold
in an empty baking-powder can which he carried carelessly in his hip-pocket.
Silas got up from his knees trembling, and looked round at the table: didn't the gold
lie there after all?
One of these I shall present to him saying, "Here are the thousand gold
pieces that I offered for your daughter's hand, and here," I shall continue, holding out the second purse, "are another thousand to show you that I am a man who is better than his word.
He did so, too, with all his might, and soon had collected more than a thousand pieces of quartz, which contained gold
enclosed as though in an extremely hard crystal casket.
One small observation before I go further," he continued, after a pause, "whether it is true or no that the mother's fancies at the time of conception or in the months before birth can influence her child, this much is certain, my mother during her pregnancy had a passion for gold
, and I am the victim of a monomania, of a craving for gold
which must be gratified.
The story of the big idol of gold
had occupied his thoughts for many hours.