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Roughing It, Volume I
by Mark Twain
Binding: Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: BiblioLife
Weight: 0.75 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8 x W: 0.5 inches
ISBN 10: 0559369700
ISBN 13: 9780559369704
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ROUGHING IT MARK TWAIN FOLVUE I HARPER BROTHERS PUBLISHERS NEW YORK CONTENTS CHAP. PREFATORY xvii I. BOUND AWAY FOR NEVADA x II. WE LEAVE THE STATES 4 HI. THE JACKASS RABBIT A FLASH AND A VANISH . 10 IV. QUEER COACH AND QUEERER PEOPLE 19 V. THE GLIDING, ELUSIVE COYOTE ....... 31 VI. GRAND MOGULS OF THE STAGE ROUTE 37 VII. WHEN THE BUFFALO CLIMBED A TREE .... 43 VIH. HERE HE COMES THE PONY RIDER 52 IX. DONT, GENTLEMEN IM A DEAD MAN ... 57 X. SLADE THE TERRIBLE 63 XI. THE KILLERS PITIFUL ENDING 73 Xtt. OVER THE GREAT DIVIDE 81 XHI. SALT LAKE CITY WE MEET THE KING .... 93 XIV. MORMON HUSBANDS. GENEROUS ALTRUISTS ... 9 XV. A HUNDRED AND TEN TIN WHISTLES 102 XVT. THE DROWSY MORMON BIBLE no XVII. BIG MONEY AND BIG PRICES 120 XVm. THE DEADLY ALKALI DESERT 126 XIX. Lo THE DEPRAVED GOSHOOTS 131 XX. WHAT HANK SAID TO HORACE GREELEY .... 136 XXI. A WASHOE ZEPHYR AT PLAY 144 XXII. THE AIR THE ANGELS BREATHE ....... 155 XXIII. WE BURN OUR POSSESSIONS 161 XXIV. I REDE A BUCKING HORSE 168 XXV. GOVERNING IN ADVERSITY 175 XXVL MOUNTAINS GORGED TOTH WEALTH ....... 185 vii CONTENTS CHAP. PAGE XXVTI. WE Go FOR OUR SHARE 189 XXVTIL I FIND FOOL GOLD 194 XXIX. WE JOIN A BEGGARS REVEL 201 XXX. THE CARSON IN FLOOD 207 XXXL TRAILING OURSELVES IN SNOW 213 XXXH. WE DRIFT INTO OBLIVION 224 JKXX. 1. I. L SAVED BUT SULLEN . 230 XXXIV THE GREAT LANDSLIDE CASE 234 iOCtV. TUNNELING THE AIR 241 XXXVI. I LOATHE HARD LABOR 245 XXXVII. SHADOWING RICH DREAMS 252 XXXVIH. WONDERS OF MONO LAKE ...... 259 . XJUOX. Mra DAM STOVE HEAP GONE . . 264 XL. A BLIND LEAD TO MILLIONS 271 BLIND LED BUND 280 PREFATORY HPHIS book is merely a personal narrative, and not I a pretentious history or a philosophical disserta tion. It is a record of several years of variegated vaga bondizing, and its object is rather to help the resting reader while away an idle hour than afflict him with metaphysics, or goad him with science. Still, there is information in the volume information concerning an interesting episode in the history of the Far West, about which no books have been written by persons who were on the ground in person, and saw the happenings of the time with their own eyes. I allude to the rise, growth, and culmination of the silver mining fever in Nevada a curious episode, in some respects the only one, of its peculiar kind, that has occurred in the land and the only one, in deed, that is likely to occur in it. Yes, take it all around, there is quite a good deal of information in the book. I regret this very much, but really it could not be helped information ap pears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious ottar of roses out of the otter. Sometimes it has seemed to me that I would give worlds if I could retain my facts but it cannot be. The more I calk up the sources, and the tighter I get, the more I leak wisdom. Therefore, I can only daim indulgence at the hands of the reader, not justification. THE AUTHOR. ROUGHING IT PART I CHAPTER I MY brother had just been appointed Secretary of Nevada Territory an office of such majesty that it concentrated in itself the duties and dignities of Treasurer, Comptroller, Secretary of State, and Acting Governor in the Governors ab sence. A salary of eighteen hundred dollars a year and the title of Mr. Secretary, gave to the great position an air of wild and imposing grandeur. I was young and ignorant, and I envied my brother. I coveted his distinction and his financial splendor, but particularly and especially the long, strange journey he was going to make, and the curious new world he was going to explore. He was going to travel I never had been away from home, and that word travel had a seductive charm for me...


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