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Roughing it

Author: Mark Twain
Publisher: New York ; London : Harper & Bros., 1913.
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Twain
OCLC Number: 3118003
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: V. 1: Appointed secretary of Nevada --
My appointment complete --
Packed in one hour --
Dreams and visions --
On the Missouri River --
A Bully boat --
At St. Joseph --
Farewell to kid gloves and dress coats --
Armed to the teeth --
We leave the "States" --
"Our coach" --
Between a wink and an earthquake --
A Broken thoroughbrace --
Mails delivered properly --
Sleeping under difficulty --
Sage-brush --
Overcoats as an article of diet --
Sad fate of a camel --
Warning to experimenters --
Arrival at a station --
Strange place for a front-yard --
Our worthy landlord --
An Exile --
Slumgullion --
Table etiquette --
Wild Mexican mules --
Stage-coaching 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 --
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 --
Escaped 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 --
lying on our arms --
A Midnight murder --
Wrath of outlaws --
A Dangerous, yet valuable citizen --
History of Slade --
Encounter with Jules --
Paradise of outlaws --
Slade as superintendent --
As executioner --
A Prisoner --
A Wife's bravery --
Hob-nobbing with Slade --
Slade in Montana --
"On a spree" --
In court --
Attack on a judge --
Arrest by the vigilantes --
Turn-out of the miners --
Execution of Slade --
Was Slade a coward? --
The Heart of the Rocky Mountains --
The South pass --
The Parting streams --
Down the mountain --
Lost in the dark --
U.S. troops and Indians --
Sublime spectacle --
Among the angels. Mormons and gentiles --
Exhilarating drink, and its effect on Bemis --
Salt Lake City --
A Great contrast --
A Morgan vagrant --
Talk with a saint --
A Visit to the "king" --
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 D₄ --
Hennery for retired wives --
Children need marking --
Fathering the foundlings --
The Family bedstead --
The Mormon Bible --
Proofs of its divinity --
Plagiarism of its authors --
Story of Nephi --
Wonderful battle --
Kilkenney 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 stage coach --
A Brave driver --
The Noble red man --
The Great American desert --
Lakes without outlets --
Greeley's remarkable ride --
Hank Monk, the renowned driver --
Fatal effects of "corking" a story --
Bald-headed anecdote. Alkali dust --
Carson City --
Journey ended --
A Washoe zephyr at play --
Government offices --
Our French landlady Bridge O'Flannigan --
Shadow secrets --
The Surveying expedition --
The Son of a nabob --
Start for Lake Tahoe --
Splendor of the views --
Trip on the lake --
Camping out --
Reinvigorating climate --
Securing a title --
Outhouse and fences --
A Happy life --
Lake Tahoe and its moods --
Transparency of the waters --
A Catastrophe --
Fire! fire! --
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 --
My first ride --
A Good bucker --
Attempts to sell --
Expense of the experiment --
The Mormons in Nevada --
Early history of the territory --
Silver mines discovered --
The New territorial government --
Instructions and vouchers --
Toll-gates --
gThe Silver fever --
State of the market --
Silver bricks --
Tales told --
Off for the Humboldt mines --
Our manner of going --
Incidents of the trip --
A Warm but too familiar bedfellow --
Mr. Ballou objects --
Sunshine amid clouds --
Safely arrived. Arrive at the mountains --
Building our cabin --
My first gold mine --
Filtering the news to my companions --
The Bubble pricked --
All not gold that glitters --
Out prospecting --
A Silver mine at last --
Making a fortune with sledge and drill --
A Hard road to travel --
We own millions in claims --
A Rocky country --
Disinterested friends --
How "feet" were sold --
We quit tunneling --
A Trip to Esmeralda --
My companions --
An Indian prophecy --
A Flood --
Our quarters during it --
The Guests at "Honey Lake Smith's" --
Determined to fight --
The Landlord's wife --
Another start --
Crossing the Carson --
A Narrow escape --
A New guide --
Lost in the snow --
Desperate situation --
Attempts to make a fire --
Our horses leave us --
Death seems inevitable --
Discarded vices --
An Affectionate farewell --
The Sleep of oblivion --
Return of consciousness --
Ridiculous developments --
A Station house --
Bitter feelings --
Fruits of repentance --
Resurrected vices --
About Carson --
General Buncombe --
Hyde vs. Morgan --
How Hyde lost his ranch --
The Great landslide case --
The Trial --
A Wonderful decision --
A Serious afterthought --
A New traveling companion --
All full --
How Captain Nye found room --
The Uses of tunneling --
A Notable exception --
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 Whitehead 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 --
Visits to the islands on Lake Mono --
A Jump for life --
A Storm on the lake --
A Mass of soapsuds --
A Week on the Sierras --
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 Unforgettable stumble --
I leave suddenly --
Another patient --
Higbie in the cabin --
Our balloon bursted --
Regrets and explanations. V. II: 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 --
The Beginning of flush times in Silverland --
Virginia City --
Nevada atmosphere --
Abundance of money --
Wildcat mines --
Plenty of stock --
Editorial puffing --
Stocks given me --
Salting mines --
A Tragedian in a new rôle --
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 afterwards --
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 --
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, Hon 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 whiskey --
A Fight for religion --
Arrival of the missionaries. The Ruins of Honaunau --
Native canoes --
Surf bathings --
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 --
Evidences 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: A. Brief sketch of Mormon history --
B. The Mountain Meadows Massacre --
C. Concerning a frightful assassination that was never consummated.
Responsibility: by Mark Twain (Samuel L. Clemens).

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