One day I saw a group of people talking about the 49ers. So I went up to them and said, “What are you talking about? What are the 49ers?”
They said they are prospectors who are looking for gold. So I said, “What did they use?”
They said, “They used gold pans.”
“I think then that I am going to be a prospector.”
So I packed up my bags and left to go to California. I came to the river, and I started panning. Then I got small flakes, but nothing big.
I built a cabin to stay in. A while later, I took a break and panned some more. Then I panned and panned, and then I saw something shiny in my pan. I picked it up, and it was pretty big.
I went and weighed it and checked it out to see if it was real gold. Then when I saw that it was real, straight away, I went to the scale and I weighed it.
It was seventeen pounds! It looks like I struck gold!
I had better buy this property so nobody can come and pan at the American River. I went back home, and I found out that it’s way more money in New Hampshire than it is in California. It was worth over $1000! So I was rich, and I could share my money with the poor. But of course, I buy a mansion.