The Spoilers

The Spoilers

by Rex Beach
     
 

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1905. Rex Beach was well on his way to becoming a lawyer when he was hit by Gold Rush Fever and left for the Klondike to strike it rich. His novel The Spoilers was quite successful at capturing the excitement of the Gold Rush, complete with claim-jumping, corruption, deception, villains, and heroes.  See more details below

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1905. Rex Beach was well on his way to becoming a lawyer when he was hit by Gold Rush Fever and left for the Klondike to strike it rich. His novel The Spoilers was quite successful at capturing the excitement of the Gold Rush, complete with claim-jumping, corruption, deception, villains, and heroes.

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ISBN-13:
9781494887872
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/04/2014
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.46(d)

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CHAPTER III IN WHICH GLENISTER ERRS " "1 If ELL, bein' as me an' Glenister is gougin' into YV tne bowels of Anvil Creek all last summer, we don't really get the fresh - grub habit fastened on us none. You see, the gamblers down-town cop out the few aigs an' green vegetables that stray off the ships, so they never get out as far as the Creek none; except, maybe, in the shape of anecdotes. " We don't get intimate with no nutriments except hog-boosum an' brown beans, of which luxuries we have unstinted measure, an' bein' as this is our third year in the country we hanker for bony fido grub, somethin scan'lous. Yes, ma'amthree years without a taste of fresh fruit nor meat nor nuthin'except pork an' beans. Why, I've et bacon till my immortal soul has growed a rind. " When it comes time to close down the claim, the boy is sick with the fever an' the only ship in port is a Point Barrow whaler, bound for Seattle. After I book our passage, I find they have nothin aboard to eat except canned salmon, it bein' the end of a two years' cruise, so when I land in the States after seventeen days of a fish diet, I am what you might call sated with canned grub, and have added salmon to the list of things concernin' which I am goin' to economize. "Soon's ever I get the boy into a hospital, I gallop up to the best restarawnt in town an' prepare for the huge pot-latch. This here, I determine, is to be a gormandizin' jag which shall live in hist'ry, an' wharof in later years the natives of Puget Sound shall speak with bated breath. " First, I call for five dollars' worth of pork an' beans an' then a full-grown platter of canned salmon. When the waiter lays 'em out in front of me, I look them vittlescoldly in their disgustin' visages, an' say in sarcastic accents: "' Set there, da...

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