ROUGHING IT [NOOK Book]

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CHAPTER I.
My Brother appointed Secretary of ...
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CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.
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

CHAPTER II.
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 Sphynx and How She Entertained Us--A Sociable Heifer

CHAPTER III.
"The Thoroughbrace is Broke"--Mails Delivered Properly--Sleeping Under
Difficulties--A Jackass Rabbit Meditating, and on Business--A Modern
Gulliver--Sage-brush--Overcoats as an Article of Diet--Sad Fate of a
Camel--Warning to Experimenters

CHAPTER IV.
Making Our Bed--Assaults by the Unabridged--At a Station--Our Driver a
Great and Shining Dignitary--Strange Place for a Frontyard
--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--Stage-coaching
and Railroading

CHAPTER V.
New Acquaintances--The Cayote--A Dog's Experiences--A Disgusted Dog--The
Relatives of the Cayote--Meals Taken Away from Home

CHAPTER VI.
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

CHAPTER VII.
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

CHAPTER VIII.
The Pony Express--Fifty Miles Without Stopping--"Here he Comes"--Alkali
Water--Riding an Avalanche--Indian Massacre

CHAPTER IX.
Among the Indians--An Unfair Advantage--Laying on our Arms--A Midnight
Murder--Wrath of Outlaws--A Dangerous, yet Valuable Citizen

CHAPTER X.
History of Slade--A Proposed Fist-fight--Encounter with Jules--Paradise
of Outlaws--Slade as Superintendent--As Executioner--A Doomed Whisky
Seller--A Prisoner--A Wife's Bravery--An Ancient Enemy Captured--Enjoying
a Luxury--Hob-nobbing with Slade--Too Polite--A Happy Escape

CHAPTER XI.
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?

CHAPTER XII.
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

CHAPTER XIII.
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

CHAPTER XIV.
Mormon Contractors--How Mr. Street Astonished Them--The Case Before
Brigham Young, and How he Disposed of it--Polygamy Viewed from a New
Position

CHAPTER XV.
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

CHAPTER XVI
The Mormon Bible--Proofs of its Divinity--Plagiarism of its Authors
--Story of Nephi--Wonderful Battle--Kilkenny Cats Outdone

CHAPTER XVII.
Three Sides to all Questions--Everything "A Quarter"--Shriveled Up
--Emigrants and White Shirts at a Discount--"Forty-Niners"--Above Par--Real
Happiness

CHAPTER XVIII.
Alkali Desert--Romance of Crossing Dispelled--Alkali Dust--Effect on the
Mules--Universal Thanksgiving

CHAPTER XIX.
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

CHAPTER XX.
The Great American Desert--Forty Miles on Bones--Lakes Without Outlets
--Greely's Remarkable Ride--Hank Monk, the Renowned Driver--Fatal Effects
of "Corking" a Story--Bald-Headed Anecdote

CHAPTER XXI.
Alkali Dust--Desolation and Contemplation--Carson City--Our Journey
Ended--We are Introduced to Several Citizens--
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014927895
  • Publisher: SAP
  • Publication date: 7/15/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 435 KB

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  • Posted February 3, 2010

    Mark Twain comedy at its best

    I have read this book 3 times over the years. The first time it literally had me laughing out loud as I read it on my lunch hours in the company bresk room. It is a hilarious tale of Twains travel adventure by stage coach from the Mississippi to Californias gold fields with a unique historical perspective of the California gold rush that you wont find any where else. Much more entertaining than his other "travel" books.

    7 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2009

    Roughing It

    Mark Twain is always great. For those who want a trip back into our past, Roughing It is fun.

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2006

    A Mark Twain's-eye view of Nevada

    This book has no discernable plot or other literary pretenseions to distract from the fun of seeing Virginia City and the Comstock Lode in their heyday through the eyes of a young Samuel Clemens. It could be subtitled 'Autobiography of a Splendid Liar.' It wanders about, goes nowhere in particular and trails off into idle reminiscences, but it's a great trip.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2012

    Fun read

    As someone who has travelled the areas Twain describes, I can truly appreciate his perspective. Hope its not lost on those that haven't witnessed it first hand.

    A bit wordy in some areas, but a great book nonetheless.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2010

    Fun Book

    Entertaining autobiographical book

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2005

    Great book

    it is one of the best books i ever read

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2012

    Heathersnow

    *Stares into the water waiting for a fish. Spots one close by and flashes a paw in, clawing it. She does th same three times

    2 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2013

    Educational, historical,  and hilarious.  Join Mark Twain on his

    Educational, historical,  and hilarious.  Join Mark Twain on his journey across 19th century America.  It makes history fun.



    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    awesome book!

    awesome book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 13, 2007

    Endless

    After reading the first eight chapters of this book I saw it going nowhere--I was right. To say the least, the book was boring. The thorough descriptions of each character and object in this book made reading it monotonous. This book was no more than a young boy's journal that had no purpose or moral. Honestly, I don't understand why it got published.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Ajax

    Hey Lily im back

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Volefoot

    May i join he said

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 29, 2014

    Lily

    Srry fel asleep.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2014

    Silentwish

    The she padded in. Her beautiful gray stiped coat glistendd.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 23, 2014

    Very Entertaining

    Covers Twain's travels from St Joe, MO to the west coast. Highly entertaining. Must read if you liked Huck and Tom from Twain.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 8, 2014

    Fang (from bloodclan)

    If you join use a new cat or an previously rped cat. If you use a previously rped cat u must say what clan ur from

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Y Tedious for todayd Tedious

    It goes on and on and on -----------

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2013

    Doda

    Good book))

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2013

    Not worth it ... This book was a ripoff

    Not a full book

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  • Posted July 5, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Even that this is a very long book wont get you tire, Twain show how was to travel through the country when he was alive. It was fun to read!

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