The Legend of Monte Del Diablo, An Old West Short Story

The Legend of Monte Del Diablo, An Old West Short Story

by Bret Harte

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The Legend of Monte Del Diablo, An Old West Short Story by Bret Harte

The cautious reader will detect a lack of authenticity in the following pages. I am not a cautious reader myself, yet I confess with some concern to the absence of much documentary evidence in support of the singular incident I am about to relate. Disjointed memoranda, the proceedings of ayuntamientos and early departmental juntas, with other records of a primitive and superstitious people, have been my inadequate authorities. It is but just to state, however, that though this particular story lacks corroboration, in ransacking the Spanish archives of Upper California I have met with many more surprising and incredible stories, attested and supported to a degree that would have placed this legend beyond a cavil or doubt. I have, also, never lost faith in the legend myself, and in so doing have profited much from the examples of divers grant-claimants, who have often jostled me in their more practical researches, and who have my sincere sympathy at the scepticism of a modern hard-headed and practical world.

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BN ID: 2940151337045
Publisher: Starling and Black
Publication date: 02/18/2015
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 18 KB

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