Everyone seems to have a secret or two tucked away deep in their memories. My friend Shamus has many such secrets. Shamus has seen so many things in his long life. One secret of his I know about is not really a secret it is the knowledge of a vein of gold somewhere in the Austrian Alps. One day some person or another will find this rich vein of gold and become very, very rich. Shamus and I have one thing in common neither of us has a longing for riches. We will never tell any one where to find this gold vein.
One day I received a visitor; a man that I did not know knocked on my door and bluntly asked me where the vein of gold was to be found. I was a little taken aback by his rudeness but smilingly told him that to find the gold he must go to Austria. Somewhere high in the mountains he will find his gold. That is all I can tell you to find the gold you must look for yourself.
The man went not very happy and I called after him as he left my house. “Start your search in Innsbruck the people in Innsbruck have so much gold that they have covered a roof with gold slates. A city with so much gold that they can make a golden roof must be very rich indeed perhaps someone from Innsbruck will know where to look for the gold vein.
I never heard from the man again and often wonder if he had any luck in his search for gold. The vein of gold is in the county of Styria perhaps there is gold in Tyrol in fact I am sure there is much gold waiting to be found in the mountains of not only Austria but also France, Italy and on to other mountain regions. Shamus and myself will not give our secret away perhaps you will be the lucky one to find the gold, just look in the mountains. Bern