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Mr Jack Hamlin's Mediation; Two Men of Sandy Bar

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ISBN-10: 0548559619

ISBN-13: 9780548559611

Edition: N/A

Authors: Bret Harte

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MR. JACK HAMLINS MEDIATION - 1899 -- AT nightfall it began to rain. The wind arose too, and also began to buffet a small, struggling, nondescript fibme, creeping along the trail over the rocky upland meadow to- wards Rylandss rancho. At times its head was hidden in what appeared to be wings thrown upward from its shoulders at times its broad-brimmed hat was cocked jauntily on one side, and again the brim was fixed over the face like a visor. At one moment a drifting misshpen mass of drapery, at the next its vague garments, beaten back hard against the figure, revealed outlines far too delicate for that rude enwrapping. For it was Mrs. Rylands herself, in her husbands hat and her Gred mans…    
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Book details

List price: $53.95
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 504
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.002
Language: English

Bret Harte's birth year is variously given as 1836 and 1839, and his tombstone bears the date 1837. He is remembered especially for his two short stories, "The Luck of Roaring Camp" (1868) and "The Outcasts of Poker Flat" (1870), both achievements in local color. The former is the story of an orphaned baby adopted by the men in a gold-rush-era mining camp; it was dramatized by Dion Boucicault in 1894. The latter is a tale about four undesirables expelled from a mining camp and their losing battle against a blizzard. Although he was born in the East and lived there and in Europe most of his life, Harte's 17 years of residence in California have associated him most closely with that state,…