The Luck of Roaring Camp, and Other Sketches

J. R. Osgood
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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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J. R. Osgood
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Dec 31, 1871
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256
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English
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Book 24
The master storyteller of pioneering life in California, Bret Harte created a diverse body of works, achieving critical acclaim from both sides of the Atlantic. This comprehensive eBook presents Harte’s complete works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)

* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Harte’s life and works
* ALL the novels and shorter fiction, with individual contents tables
* Images of how the books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts
* Excellent formatting of the texts
* Famous works such as GABRIEL CONROY are fully illustrated with their original artwork
* Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry and the short stories
* Easily locate the poems or short stories you want to read
* The scarce play SUE appears for the first time in digital publishing
* Includes Harte’s rare lectures, first time in digital print
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CONTENTS:

The Novels
GABRIEL CONROY
THE CRUSADE OF THE EXCELSIOR

The Shorter Fiction
CONDENSED NOVELS
THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP OTHER STORIES AND SKETCHES
THE LITTLE DRUMMER
MRS. SKAGGS’ HUSBANDS AND OTHER STORIES
TALES OF THE ARGONAUTS
THANKFUL BLOSSOM
THE STORY OF A MINE
DRIFT FROM TWO SHORES
THE TWINS OF TABLE MOUNTAIN
FLIP AND FOUND AT BLAZING STAR
IN THE CARQUINEZ WOODS
ON THE FRONTIER
BY SHORE AND SEDGE
MARUJA
THE QUEEN OF THE PIRATE ISLE
SNOW-BOUND AT EAGLE’S
DEVIL’S FORD
A MILLIONAIRE OF ROUGH-AND-READY
A PHYLLIS OF THE SIERRAS
THE ARGONAUTS OF NORTH LIBERTY
CRESSY
THE HERITAGE OF DEDLOW MARSH
A WARD OF THE GOLDEN GATE
A WAIF OF THE PLAINS
A SAPPHO OF THE GREEN SPRINGS
A FIRST FAMILY OF TASAJARA
COLONEL STARBOTTLE’S CLIENT
SUSY: A STORY OF THE PLAINS
SALLY DOWS
A PROTÉGÉE OF JACK HAMLIN’S
THE BELL-RINGER OF ANGEL’S
CLARENCE
IN A HOLLOW OF THE HILLS
BARKER’S LUCK AND OTHER STORIES
THREE PARTNERS
TALES OF TRAIL AND TOWN
STORIES IN LIGHT AND SHADOW
MR. JACK HAMLIN’S MEDITATION
FROM SAND HILL TO PINE
UNDER THE REDWOODS
CONDENSED NOVELS SECOND SERIES: NEW BURLESQUES
OPENINGS IN THE OLD TRAIL
TRENT’S TRUST AND OTHER STORIES
URBAN SKETCHES
THE STORY OF ENRIQUEZ
SKETCHES OF THE SIXTIES
UNCOLLECTED STORIES

The Short Stories
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER
LIST OF SHORT STORIES IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Plays
TWO MEN OF SANDY BAR
SUE

The Poetry
LIST OF POEMS
LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

The Non-Fiction
THE LECTURES OF BRET HARTE

The Biography
THE LIFE OF BRET HARTE by Henry Childs Merwin

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Book 6
Book 3
CHAPTER I.

Where the great highway of the Sierras nears the summit, and the pines begin to show sterile reaches of rock and waste in their drawn-up files, there are signs of occasional departures from the main road, as if the weary traveller had at times succumbed to the long ascent, and turned aside for rest and breath again. The tired eyes of many a dusty passenger on the old overland coach have gazed wistfully on those sylvan openings, and imagined recesses of primeval shade and virgin wilderness in their dim perspectives. Had he descended, however, and followed one of these diverging paths, he would have come upon some rude wagon track, or "logslide," leading from a clearing on the slope, or the ominous saw-mill, half hidden in the forest it was slowly decimating. The woodland hush might have been broken by the sound of water passing over some unseen dam in the hollow, or the hiss of escaping steam and throb of an invisible engine in the covert.

Such, at least, was the experience of a young fellow of five-and-twenty, who, knapsack on back and stick in hand, had turned aside from the highway and entered the woods one pleasant afternoon in July. But he was evidently a deliberate pedestrian, and not a recent deposit of the proceeding stage-coach; and although his stout walking-shoes were covered with dust, he had neither the habitual slouch and slovenliness of the tramp, nor the hurried fatigue and growing negligence of an involuntary wayfarer. His clothes, which were strong and serviceable, were better fitted for their present usage than the ordinary garments of the Californian travellers, which were too apt to be either above or below their requirements. But perhaps the stranger's greatest claim to originality was the absence of any weapon in his equipment. He carried neither rifle nor gun in his hand, and his narrow leathern belt was empty of either knife or revolver.
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