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Roughing It

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ISBN-10: 0486427048

ISBN-13: 9780486427041

Edition: 2003

Authors: Mark Twain

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These memoirs recount the writer and humorist's scuffling years with spirited travelsnbsp;across the American West and all the way to Hawaii.nbsp;Fromnbsp;the stage drivers and desperadoes of the Great Plains andnbsp;the mines and miners of Nevada to the climate and characteristics of San Francisco and the amusing and unexpected traits of Sandwich Island civilization.
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List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Dover Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

My Brother Appointed Secretary of Nevada
I Envy His Prospective Adventures
Am Appointed Private Secretary Under Him
My Contentment Complete
Packed in One Hour
Dreams and Visions
On the Missouri River
A Bully Boat
Arrive at St. Joseph
Only Twenty-five Pounds Baggage Allowed
Farewell to Kid Gloves and Dress Coats
Armed to the Teeth
The "Allen"
A Cheerful Weapon
Persuaded to Buy a Mule
Schedule of Luxuries
We Leave the "States"
"Our Coach"
Mails for the Indians
Between a Wink and an Earthquake
A Modern Sphinx and How She Entertained Us
A Sociable Heifer
"The Thoroughbrace Is Broke"
Mails Delivered Properly
Sleeping Under Difficulties
A Jackass Rabbit Meditating, and on Business
A Modern Gulliver
Sagebrush
Overcoats as an Article of Diet
Sad Fate of a Camel
Warning to Experimenters
Making Our Bed
Assaults by the Unabridged
At a Station
Our Driver a Great and Shining Dignitary
Strange Place for a Front Yard
Accommodations
Double Portraits
An Heirloom
Our Worthy Landlord
"Fixings and Things"
An Exile
Slumgullion
A Well-furnished Table
The Landlord Astonished
Table Etiquette
Wild Mexican Mules
Stagecoaching and Railroading
New Acquaintances
The Cayote
A Dog's Experiences
A Disgusted Dog
The Relatives of the Cayote
Meals Taken Away from Home
The Division Superintendent
The Conductor
The Driver
One Hundred and Fifty Miles' Drive Without Sleep
Teaching a Subordinate
Our Old Friend Jack and a Pilgrim
Ben Holliday Compared to Moses
Overland City
Crossing the Platte
Bemis's Buffalo Hunt
Assault by a Buffalo
Bemis's Horse Goes Crazy
An Impromptu Circus
A New Departure
Bemis Finds Refuge in a Tree
Escapes Finally by a Wonderful Method
The Pony Express
Fifty Miles Without Stopping
"Here He Comes"
Alkali Water
Riding an Avalanche
Indian Massacre
Among the Indians
An Unfair Advantage
Laying on Our Arms
A Midnight Murder
Wrath of Outlaws
A Dangerous, yet Valuable Citizen
History of Slade
A Proposed Fist Fight
Encounter with Jules
Paradise of Outlaws
Slade as Superintendent
As Executioner
A Doomed Whiskey Seller
A Prisoner
A Wife's Bravery
An Ancient Enemy Captured
Enjoying a Luxury
Hobnobbing with Slade
Too Polite
A Happy Escape
Slade in Montana
"On a Spree"
In Court
Attack on a Judge
Arrest by the Vigilantes
Turn out of the Miners
Execution of Slade
Lamentations of His Wife
Was Slade a Coward?
A Mormon Emigrant Train
The Heart of the Rocky Mountains
Pure Saleratus
A Natural Ice-House
An Entire Inhabitant
In Sight of "Eternal Snow"
The South Pass
The Parting Streams
An Unreliable Letter Carrier
Meeting of Old Friends
A Spoiled Watermelon
Down the Mountain
A Scene of Desolation
Lost in the Dark
Unnecessary Advice
U. S. Troops and Indians
Sublime Spectacle
Another Delusion Dispelled
Among the Angels
Mormons and Gentiles
Exhilarating Drink, and Its Effect on Bemis
Salt Lake City
A Great Contrast
A Mormon Vagrant
Talk with a Saint
A Visit to the "King"
A Happy Simile
Mormon Contractors
How Mr. Street Astonished Them
The Case Before Brigham Young, and How he Disposed of it
Polygamy Viewed from a New Position
A Gentile Den
Polygamy Discussed
Favorite Wife and D. 4
Hennery for Retired Wives
Children Need Marking
Cost of a Gift to No. 6
A Penny-whistle Gift and Its Effects
Fathering the Foundlings
It Resembled Him
The Family Bedstead
The Mormon Bible
Proofs of Its Divinity
Plagiarism of Its Authors
Story of Nephi
Wonderful Battle
Kilkenny Cats Outdone
Three Sides to All Questions
Everything "A Quarter"
Shriveled Up
Emigrants and White Shirts at a Discount
"Forty-Niners"
Above Par
Real Happiness
Alkali Desert
Romance of Crossing Dispelled
Alkali Dust
Effect on the Mules
Universal Thanksgiving
The Digger Indians Compared with the Bushmen of Africa
Food, Life and Characteristics
Cowardly Attack on a Stagecoach
A Brave Driver
The Noble Red Man
The Great American Desert
Forty Miles on Bones
Lakes Without Outlets
Greeley's Remarkable Ride
Hank Monk, the Renowned Driver
Fatal Effects of "Corking" a Story
Baldheaded Anecdote
Alkali Dust
Desolation and Contemplation
Carson City
Our Journey Ended
We are Introduced to Several Citizens
A Strange Rebuke
A Washoe Zephyr at Play
Its Office Hours
Governor's Palace
Government Offices
Our French Landlady Bridget O'Flannigan
Shadow Secrets
Cause for a Disturbance at Once
The Irish Brigade
Mrs. O'Flannigan's Boarders
The Surveying Expedition
Escape of the Tarantulas
The Son of a Nabob
Start for Lake Tahoe
Splendor of the Views
Trip on the Lake
Camping Out
Reinvigorating Climate
Clearing a Tract of Land
Securing a Title
Outhouse and Fences
A Happy Life
Lake Tahoe and Its Moods
Transparency of the Waters
A Catastrophe
Fire! Fire!
A Magnificent Spectacle
Homeless Again
We take to the Lake
A Storm
Return to Carson
Resolve to Buy a Horse
Horsemanship in Carson
A Temptation
Advice Given Me Freely
I Buy the Mexican Plug
My First Ride
A Good Bucker
I Loan the Plug
Experience of Borrowers
Attempts to Sell
Expense of the Experiment
A Stranger Taken In
The Mormons in Nevada
How to Persuade a Loan from Them
Early History of the Territory
Silver Mines Discovered
The New Territorial Government
A Foreign One and a Poor One
Its Funny Struggles for Existence
No Credit, No Cash
Old Abe Currey Sustains it and its Officers
Instructions and Vouchers
An Indian's Endorsement
Toll-Gates
About Carson
General Buncombe
Hyde vs. Morgan
How Hyde Lost His Ranch
The Great Landslide Case
The Trial
General Buncombe in Court
A Wonderful Decision
A Serious Afterthought
A New Traveling Companion
All Full and No Accommodations
How Captain Nye found Room
Caused Our Leaving to be Lamented
The Uses of Tunneling
A Notable Example
We Go into the "Claim" Business and Fail
At the Bottom
A Quartz Mill
Amalgamation
"Screening Tailings"
First Quartz Mill in Nevada
Fire Assay
A Smart Assayer
I stake for an advance
The Whiteman Cement Mine
Story of its Discovery
A Secret Expedition
A Nocturnal Adventure
A Distressing Position
A Failure and a Week's Holiday
Mono Lake
Shampooing Made Easy
Thoughtless Act of Our Dog and the Results
Lye Water
Curiosities of the Lake
Free Hotel
Some Funny Incidents a Little Overdrawn
Visit to the Islands in Lake Mono
Ashes and Desolation
Life Amid Death
Our Boat Adrift
A Jump for Life
A Storm On the Lake
A Mass of Soapsuds
Geological Curiosities
A Week On the Sierras
A Narrow Escape From a Funny Explosion
"Stove Heap Gone"
The "Wide West" Mine
It is "Interviewed" by Higbie
A Blind Lead
Worth a Million
We are Rich at Last
Plans for the Future
A Rheumatic Patient
Day Dreams
An Unfortunate Stumble
I Leave Suddenly
Another Patient
Higbie in the Cabin
Our Balloon Bursted
Worth Nothing
Regrets and Explanations
Our Third Partner
What to do Next?
Obstacles I Had Met With
"Jack of All Trades"
Mining Again
Target Shooting
I Turn City Editor
I Succeed Finely
My Friend Boggs
The School Report
Boggs Pays Me an Old Debt
Virginia City
Flush Times
Plenty of Stock
Editorial Puffing
Stocks Given Me
Salting Mines
A Tragedian in a New Role
Native Silver
Flush Times Continue
Sanitary Commission Fund
The Sanitary Flour Sack
Taken to Gold Hill and Dayton
Final Reception in Virginia
Results of the Sale
A Grand Total
The Nabobs of Those Days
John Smith as a Traveler
Sudden Wealth
A Sixty-Thousand-Dollar Horse
A Smart Telegraph Operator
A Nabob in New York City
"All Free"
Buck Fanshaw's Death
Preparations for His Burial
Scotty Briggs and the Minister
Buck Fanshaw as a Citizen
The Funeral
Scotty Briggs as a Sunday-School Teacher
The First Twenty-Six Graves in Nevada
The Prominent Men of the County
The Man Who Had Killed His Dozen
A Private Graveyard
Waking up the Weary Passenger
Fatal Shooting Affray
Robbery and Desperate Affray
A Specimen City Official
A Marked Man
A Street Fight
Punishment of Crime
Captain Ned Blakely
Bill Noakes Receives Desired Information
Killing of Blakely's Mate
A Walking Battery
Hang First and Be Tried Afterward
Noakes Hung
The Weekly Occidental
A Ready Editor
A Novel
The Dissolute Author Engaged
Jonah Outdone
The Aged Pilot Man
Storm on the Erie Canal
Saved as if by a Miracle
Freights to California
Silver Bricks
Underground Mines
Timber Supports
A Visit to the Mines
The Caved Mines
Total of Shipments in 1863
Jim Blaine and his Grandfather's Ram
Filkin's Mistake
Old Miss Wagner and her Glass Eye
Jacops, the Coffin Peddler
A New Use for Missionaries
Sad Fate of Wheeler
A Model Monument
Chinese in Virginia City
Washing Bills
Habit of Imitation
Chinese Immigration
A Visit to Chinatown
Messrs. Ah Sing, Hong Wo, See Yup, etc.
Tired of Virginia City
An Old Schoolmate
A Two-Years Loan
Almost Receive an Offer
Three Drunken Anecdotes
Last Look at Mount Davidson
A Beautiful Incident
Off for San Francisco
Western and Eastern Landscapes
The City of San Francisco
Fort Yuma, the Hottest Place on Earth
Summer and Winter
California
Novelty of Seeing a Woman
"Well, if it ain't a Child!"
One Hundred and Fifty Dollars for a Kiss
Waiting for a Turn
Life in San Francisco
My First Earthquake
Reporterial Instincts
Incidents and Curiosities
The Lodger and the Chambermaid
A Sensible Fashion to Follow
Poor Again
Slinking as a Business
A Model Collector
Misery Loves Company
A Streak of Luck
Finding a Dime
Wealthy by Comparison
Two Sumptuous Dinners
An Old Friend
An Educated Miner
Pocket Mining
Freaks of Fortune
Dick Baker and His Cat
Tom Quartz's Peculiarities
On an Excursion
Appearance on his Return
A Prejudiced Cat
Empty Pockets and a Roving Life
Bound for the Sandwich Islands
The Three Captains
The Old Admiral
His Daily Habits
His Well-Fought Fields
An Unexpected Opponent
The Victor Declared a Hero
Arrival at the Islands
Honolulu
What I Saw There
Dress and Habits of the Inhabitants
The Animal Kingdom
Fruits and Delightful Effects
An Excursion
Captain Phillips and his Turnout
A Horseback Ride
A Vicious Animal
Nature and Art
Interesting Ruins
All Praise to the Missionaries
Interesting Mementoes and Relics
An Old Legend of a Frightful Leap
An Appreciative Horse
Horse Jockeys and Their Brothers
A New Trick
Good Country for Horse Lovers
A Saturday Afternoon
Sandwich Island Girls on a Frolic
The Poi Merchant
Grand Gala Day
A Native Dance
Church Membership
Cats and Officials
The Legislature of the Island
What Its President Has Seen
Women's Rights
Full Dress
Not Paris Style
Playing Empire
Overwhelming Magnificence
A Royal Funeral
Order of Procession
Pomp and Ceremony
A Striking Contrast
A Sick Monarch
Human Sacrifices at his Death
Burial Orgies
"Once More upon the Waters"
A Noisy Passenger
Several Silent Ones
A Moonlight Scene
Fruits and Plantations
A Droll Character
Mrs. Beazeley and her Son
Meditations on Turnips
A Letter from Horace Greeley
An Indignant Rejoinder
The Letter Translated, but too Late
Kealakekua Bay
Death of Captain Cook
His Monument
Its Construction
On Board the Schooner
Young Kanakas in New England
A Temple Built by Ghosts
Female Bathers
I Stood Guard
Women and Whisky
A Fight for Religion
Arrival of Missionaries
Native Canoes
Surf Bathing
The Ruins of Honaunau
A City of Refuge
A Sanctuary
How Built
The Queen's Rock
Curiosities
Petrified Niagara
Visit to the Volcano of Kilauea
At the Lookout House
The Crater
Pillar of Fire
Magnificent Spectacle
A Lake of Fire
Record Book at the Volcano House
The North Lake
A Visit to the Bottom of the Crater
Fountains of Fire
Walking on Hot Lava
Streams of Burning Lava
Tidal Waves
A Reminiscence
Another Horse Story
My Ride with the Retired Milk Horse
A Picnicking Excursion
Dead Volcano of Haleakala
Comparison with Vesuvius
An Inside View
A Curious Character
A Series of Stories
Sad Fate of a Liar
Evidence of Insanity
Return to San Francisco
Ship Amusements
Preparing for Lecturing
Valuable Assistance Secured
My First Attempt
The Audience Carried
"All's Well That Ends Well."
Highwaymen
A Predicament
A Huge Joke
Farewell to California
At Home Again
Great Changes
End of a Seven-Years' Pleasure Trip
Moral
Appendix
Brief Sketch of Mormon History
The Mountain Meadows Massacre
Concerning a Frightful Assassination That Was Never Consummated