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Roughing It

By Twain, Mark

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Title: Roughing It  
Author: Twain, Mark
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
Collections: Blackmask Online Collection
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Excerpt: PREFATORY. This book is merely a personal narrative, and not a pretentious history or a philosophical dissertation. It is a record of several years of variegated vagabondizing, and its object is rather to help the resting reader while away an idle hour than afflict him with metaphysics, or goad him with science. Still, there is information in the volume; information concerning an interesting episode in the history of the Far West, about which no books have been written by persons who were on the ground in person, and saw the happenings of the time with their own eyes. I allude to the rise, growth and culmination of the silver?mining fever in Nevada ?a curious episode, in some respects; the only one, of its peculiar kind, that has occurred in the land; and the only one, indeed, that is likely to occur in it. Yes, take it all around, there is quite a good deal of information in the book. I regret this very much; but really it could not be helped: information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious ottar of roses out of the otter. Sometimes it has seemed to me that I would give worlds if I could retain my facts; but it cannot be. The more I calk up the sources, and the tighter I get, the more I leak wisdom. Therefore, I can only claim indulgence at the hands of the reader, not justification.

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Table of Contents: Roughing It, 1 -- Mark Twain, 1 -- PREFATORY, 3 -- Chapter I, 3 -- Chapter II, 4 -- Chapter III, 6 -- Chapter IV, 9 -- Chapter V, 13 -- Chapter VI, 15 -- Chapter VII, 17 -- Chapter VIII, 21 -- Chapter IX, 23 -- Chapter X, 25 -- Chapter XI, 28 -- Chapter XII, 32 -- Chapter XIII, 37 -- Chapter XIV, 38 -- Chapter XV, 40 -- Chapter XVI, 42 -- Chapter XVII, 48 -- Chapter XVIII, 49 -- Chapter XIX, 51 -- Chapter XX, 52 -- Chapter XXI, 55 -- Chapter XXII, 59 -- Chapter XXIII, 61 -- Chapter XXIV, 63 -- Chapter XXV, 66 -- Chapter XXVI, 69 -- Chapter XXVII, 71 -- Chapter XXVIII, 73 -- Chapter XXIX, 75 -- Chapter XXX, 77 -- Chapter XXXI, 79 -- Chapter XXXII, 83 -- Chapter XXXIII, 85 -- Chapter XXXIV, 87 -- Chapter XXXV, 89 -- Chapter XXXVI, 90 -- Chapter XXXVII, 93 -- Chapter XXXVIII, 95 -- Chapter XXXIX, 97 -- Chapter XL, 99 -- Chapter XLI, 103 -- Chapter XLII, 106 -- Chapter XLIII, 109 -- Chapter XLIV, 111 -- Chapter XLV, 114


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