Prose and poetry [a reissue of] i. The luck of Roaring camp, and other sketches, ii. Truthful James, and other poems

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G. Routledge & Sons, 1872 - 144 strani

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Stran 62 - He followed her, and emerged a few moments later, covered with more toast and victory. That day week they were married by a justice of the peace, and returned to Poker Flat. I am aware that something more might be made of this episode, but I prefer to tell it as it was current at Sandy Bar— in the gulches and barrooms— where all sentiment was modified by a strong sense of humor. Of their married felicity but little is known, perhaps for the reason that Tennessee, then living with his partner,...
Stran 115 - For Maud soon thought the Judge a bore, With all his learning and all his lore ; And the Judge would have bartered Maud's fair face For more refinement and social grace. If, of all words of tongue and pen, The saddest are, " It might have been," More sad are these we daily see : « It is, but hadn't ought to be.
Stran 133 - Till at last he put down a right bower, Which the same Nye had dealt unto me. Then I looked up at Nye, And he gazed upon me; And he rose with a sigh, And said, "Can this be? We are ruined by Chinese cheap labor," — And he went for that heathen Chinee.
Stran 22 - Howbeit, whether creeping over the pine boughs or lying lazily on his back blinking at the leaves above him, to him the birds sang, the squirrels chattered, and the flowers bloomed. Nature was his nurse and playfellow. For him she would let slip between the leaves golden shafts of sunlight that fell just within his grasp; she would...
Stran 42 - And pulseless and cold, with a Derringer by his side and a bullet in his heart, though still calm as in life, beneath the snow lay he who was at once the strongest and yet the weakest of the outcasts of Poker Flat.
Stran 22 - Surrounded by playthings such as never child out of fairy-land had before, it is to be hoped that Tommy was content. He appeared to be securely happy, albeit there was an infantine gravity about him, a contemplative light in his round gray eyes that sometimes worried Stumpy. He was always tractable and quiet, and it is recorded that once having crept beyond his "corral...
Stran 68 - Prisoner,' said the Judge, interrupting, ' have you any questions to ask this man ? ' ' No ! no ! ' continued Tennessee's Partner, hastily. ' I play this yer hand alone. To come down to the bed-rock...
Stran 65 - The little canon was stifling with heated resinous odors, and the decaying driftwood on the Bar sent forth faint, sickening exhalations. The feverishness of day and its fierce passions still filled the camp. Lights moved restlessly along the bank of the river, striking no answering reflection from its tawny current. Against the blackness of the pines the windows of the old loft above the...
Stran 36 - And yet it don't somehow sound like whiskey," said the gambler. It was not until he caught sight of the blazing fire through the still blinding storm and the group around it that he settled to the conviction that it was "square fun.
Stran 11 - roughs" applied to them was a distinction rather than a definition. Perhaps in the minor details of fingers, toes, ears, •etc., the camp may have been deficient, but these slight omissions did not detract from their aggregate force. The strongest man had but three fingers on his right hand ; the best shot had but one eye.

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