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 6 - ... forth this naval ditty. Either through the peculiar rocking of Jack or the length of his song — it contained ninety stanzas, and was continued with conscientious deliberation to the bitter end — the lullaby generally had the desired effect. At such times the men would lie at full length under the trees, in the soft summer twilight, smoking their pipes and drinking in the melodious utterances. An indistinct idea that this was pastoral happiness pervaded the camp. "This ere kind o' think,"...
الصفحة 17 - 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 2 - By the time he was a month old, the necessity of giving him a name became apparent. He had generally been known as "the Kid...
الصفحة 25 - 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 59 - Bar — perhaps it was from something even better than that, but two thirds of the loungers accepted the invitation at once. It was noon when the body of Tennessee was delivered into the hands of his partner. As the cart drew up to the fatal tree, we noticed that it contained a rough oblong box — apparently made from a section of sluicing — and half filled with bark and the tassels of pine.
الصفحة 54 - 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.
الصفحة 22 - didn't say cards once" during that evening. Haply the time was beguiled by an accordion, produced somewhat ostentatiously by Tom Simson from his pack. Notwithstanding some difficulties attending the manipulation of this instrument, Piney Woods managed to pluck several reluctant melodies from its keys, to an accompaniment by the Innocent on a pair of bone castinets.
الصفحة 15 - As he gazed at his recumbent fellow exiles, the loneliness begotten of his pariah trade, his habits of life, his very vices, for the first time seriously oppressed him. He bestirred himself in dusting his black clothes, washing his hands and face, and other acts characteristic of his studiously neat habits, and for a moment forgot his annoyance. The thought of deserting his weaker and more pitiable companions never perhaps occurred to him. Yet he could not help feeling the want of that excitement...

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