The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches

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Houghton, Mifflin, 1899 - 256 من الصفحات
Sketches:"The Luck of Roaring Camp", "The Outcasts of Poker Flat", "Miggles", "Tennessee's Partner", "The Idyl of Red Gulch", "Brown of Calaveras", "High-Water Mark", "A Lonely Ride", "The Man of No Account". Stories: "Mliss", "The Right Eye of the Commander", "Notes by Flood and Field". Bohemian Papers: "Mission Dolores", "John Chinaman", "From a Back Window", "Boonder."
 

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الصفحة 20 - Mr. Oakhurst was right in supposing that he was included in this category. A few of the committee had urged hanging him as a possible example, and a sure method of reimbursing themselves from his pockets of the sums he had won from them. "It's agin justice," said Jim Wheeler, "to let this yer young man from Roaring Camp— an entire stranger— carry away our money.
الصفحة 25 - Oakhurst," said the Innocent, pointing to the Duchess, " and I can shift for myself." Nothing but Mr. Oakhurst's admonishing foot saved Uncle Billy from bursting into a roar of laughter. As it was, he felt compelled to retire up the canon until he could recover his gravity.
الصفحة 31 - Simson somehow managed to take upon himself the greater part of that duty. He excused himself to the Innocent by saying that he had "often been a week without sleep." " Doing what ?" asked Tom. "Poker!" replied Oakhurst sententiously. "When a man gets a streak of luck — nigger-luck — he don't get tired. The luck gives in first. Luck," continued the gambler reflectively, "is a mighty queer thing.
الصفحة 10 - But these were felt to be vague and unsatisfactory, and were at last dismissed under another influence. Gamblers and adventurers are generally superstitious, and Oakhurst one day declared that the baby had brought "the luck
الصفحة 57 - One morning he said something to her which caused her to smile not unkindly, to somewhat coquettishly break a plate of toast over his upturned, serious, simple face, and to retreat to the kitchen. 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...
الصفحة 19 - THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT As Mr. John Oakhurst, gambler, stepped into the main street of Poker Flat on the morning of the 23d of November, 1850, he was conscious of a change in its moral atmosphere since the preceding night.
الصفحة 33 - m going," she said, in a voice of querulous weakness, "but don't say anything about it. Don't waken the kids. Take the bundle from under my head, and open it." Mr. Oakhurst did so. It contained Mother Shipton's rations for the last week, untouched. " Give 'em to the child," she said, pointing to the sleeping Piney.
الصفحة 23 - But they were furnished with liquor, which, in this emergency, stood them in place of food, fuel, rest, and prescience. In spite of his remonstrances, it was not long before they were more or less under its influence. Uncle Billy passed rapidly from a bellicose state into one of stupor, the Duchess became maudlin, and Mother Shipton snored. Mr. Oakhurst alone remained erect, leaning against a rock, calmly surveying them. Mr. Oakhurst did not drink. It interfered with a profession which required coolness,...
الصفحة 24 - ... thousand feet sheer above the circling pines around him, at the sky ominously clouded, at the valley below, already deepening into shadow; and, doing so, suddenly he heard his own name called. A horseman slowly ascended the trail. In the fresh, open face of the newcomer Mr. Oakhurst recognized Tom Simson, otherwise known as "The Innocent," of Sandy Bar. He had met him some months before over a "little game," and had, with perfect equanimity, won the entire fortune — amounting to some forty...
الصفحة 62 - I was passin' by," he began, by way of apology, " and I thought I'd just step in and see how things was gittin' on with Tennessee thar, — my pardner.

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