“Did you know that Charles Anderson, the old man who’s pushing a wheelbarrow for $3.25 a day at the sawmill once was a successful gold digger?
They say that he woke up one morning in Klondike in 1894 only to discover that he had bought a worthless claim for $800. He had been drunk and couldn’t remember anything about it! But that’s where he found his gold. A million dollars’ worth!”
He invested the whole fortune in real estate in San Francisco. Then came 1906, and it all crumbled into nothing.
The Lucky Swede they call him! Lucky? Poor guy!”