Selected Stories of Bret Harte

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The luck of Roaring CampThe Outcasts of Poker FlatMigglesTennessee's PartnerThe Idly of Red GulchBrown of CalaverasHigh-Water MarkA Lonely RideThe Man of No AccountMlissThe Right Eye of the CommanderNotes by Flood and FieldAn Episode of FiddletownBarker's LuckA Yellow DogA Mother of FiveBulger's ReputationIn the TulesA Convert of the MissionThe Indiscretion of ElsbethThe Devotion of Enriquez

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admirably suited to his subjects. He can manage the humorous or the pathetic excellently, and his restraint in each is more remarkable than his excesses. His sentences have both force and flow; his backgrounds are crisply but carefully sketched; his characters and caricatures have their own logical consistency. Finally, granted the desirability of the theatric finale, it is necessary to admit that Harte always rings down his curtain dramatically and effectively.

ARTHUR ZEIGER, M.A.

THE LUCK OF ROARING CAMP

There was commotion in Roaring Camp. It could not have been a fight, for in 1850 that was not novel enough to have called together the entire settlement. The ditches and claims were not only deserted, but "Tuttle's grocery" had contributed its gamblers, who, it will be remembered, calmly continued their game the day that French Pete and Kanaka Joe shot each other to death over the bar in the front room. The whole camp was collected before a rude cabin on the outer edge of the clea

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