Roughing it (Google eBook)

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American Publishing Company, 1873 - 591 pages
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Review: Roughing It (Enriched Classic)

User Review  - Julia - Goodreads

I thought that the book was only about Mark Twains' time in the western continental US, so I was surprised when there was also a good amount about time spent in Hawaii. While it was an interesting ... Read full review

Review: Roughing It (Enriched Classic)

User Review  - Kennyo - Goodreads

I've never felt as comfortably "at home" reading any other book as I feel when reading Roughing It. Laugh out loud stories rarely affect me that way but Twain broke my stony Scandinavian reserve ... Read full review

Contents

Meditation
32
On Business
33
Illustrations
35
Making Our BedAssaults by the UnabridgedAt a StationOur
37
Thied Trip of the Inarhidoud
41
An Heieloom
42
New AcquaintancesThe CayoteA Dogs ExperiencesA Disgusted DogThe Relatives of the CayoteMeals Taken Away from Home
48
1S Dionified Enile lit DRINKING SHMGULLION 20 A Jore without Cream 21 Pullman Car Dinino Saloon 22 Our Morning Ride 23 Praieie Dogs ...
65
A Wonderful
68
Dverland CityCrossing the PlatteBemiss Buffalo HuntAssault
70
Indian Country
75
A Proposed Fist Fight
81
Tailpiece
84
4 Unappreciated Politeness
88
CHAPTER XI
90
SO Otnt norsc 172
92
CHAPTER XII
97
Mormons and GentilesExhilarating Drink nnd its Effect on Bemis
108
CHAPTER XIV
114
C3 Favorite Wife and D 4
120
CHAPTER XVI
127
Alkali DesertRomance of Crossing DispelledAlkali Dust Effect
142
Hie Digger Indians Compared with the Bushmen of AfricaFood
148
The Great American DesertForty Miles on BonesLakes Without
155
The Son of a NabobStart for Lake TahoeSplendor of the Views
168
CHAPTER XXV
178
YOU MIGHT THINK HIM AX AMKICAN HORSE
179
Unexpected Elevation
180
universally unsrttled
181
Riding the Pluo
182
Wanted Exercise
183
The Mormons in NevadaHow to Persuade a Loan from ThemEarly
185
BorROWlNO MADE EASY
188
110 Satisfactory Vouchers
190
Nreds Peating for
191
Map of Toll Roads
192
The Silver FeverState of the MarketSilver BricksTales Told
193
Unloading Silver Bricrs
194
View in Humroldt Mountains
196
Going to Humroldt
199
Ballous Bedfellow
201
Pleasures of Camping Out
202
Tns Secrrt Search
205
Cast your Eye on that
208
Weve got it
210
Out ProspectingA Silver Mine At LastMaking a Fortune With Sledge
211
Incipient Millionaires
212
ItocKBTailPiece
216
Farewell Swret River
218
The Rescue
219
CHAPTER XXXI
221
Mr Areansas
222
An Armed Ally
225
Ceossing the Flood
227
Advance in a Ciecle
231
CHAPTER XXXII
232
1? A Flat Failure
233
The Last Match
234
DiScarded Vices
236
FlamesTailPice
237
Camping in the Sngw Full Page Face Page
238
It was thus we met
240
About CarsonGeneral BuncombeHyde vs MorganHow Hyde Lost
241
Taring Possession
242
A Great Effort 844
244
Rearranging and Shifting 216
246
New Travelling CompanionAll Full and No AccommodationsHow Cap
248
We left Lamented
249
Picture of Townsends Tunnel
250
On a Secrrt Expedition
263
2C A limn PrivateTailPiece 263 A Moderx Funeral 403
264
Lare Mong Full Page Face rage
265
Rather Soapy
266
Going into The Mountains FullPage Poyt
267
A Model Boarding House
268
Mono LakeShampooing Made EasyThoughtless Act of Our Dog and
269
Visit to the Islands in Lake MonoAshes and DesolationLife Amid Death
270
Life amid Death
271
CHAPTER XL
277
fi Worth a Million
280
A Rheumatic PatientDay DreamsAn Unfortunate StumbleI Leave Sud
288
Captain Ned BlakelyBill Nookes Receives Desired InformationKilling
289
CHAPTER XLIII
299
Flush TimesPlenty of StockEditorial PullingStocks Given McSalting
312
The Nabobs of Those DaysJohn Smith as a TravelerSudden WealthA
327
The First TwentySix Graves in NevadaThe Prominent Men of the County
339
CHAPTER LI
360
CHAPTER LII
376
Jim Blaine and his Grandfathers RaniFilkins MistakeOld Miss Wagner
382
Miss Wacnt e
383
The Monument
389
CHAPTER LIV
391
Tired of Virginia CityAn Old SchoolmateA Two Years LoanActing
398
Faerweli and Accident
401
FlagTailPiece
407
Off for San FranciscoWestern and Eastern LandscapesThe Hottest place
408
Saceamento and There Ilour s Away
413
The Gracr of a Kangaeoo
420
We Will Omit the Benediction
426
A Loos in at the Window
432
CHAPTER LX
435
BTBIK1NO A Poceet
438
Bound for the Sandwich IslandsThe Three CaptainsThe Old AdmiralHis
443
The Tuber CaftaiNS 415
448
CHAPTER LXIII
454
Scene on the Sandwich Islands
455
Looring TOB MiscniEf
461
CHAPTER LXV
465
Sit Down to Listen
467
Sandwich Island Oiki
474
A Saturday AfternoonSandwich Island Girls on a FrolicThe Poi Merchant
479
CHAPTER LXVIII
490
A Royal FuneralOrder of ProcessionPomp and CeremonyA Striking ContrastA Sick MonarchHuman Sacrifices at His DeathBurial Orgies 400
498
KvexinoTailPiece
503
The Demented
505
Discussing Turnips 537
507
A Droll CharacterMrs Beazcly and Her SonMeditations on Turnips
512
Grerleys Lrtter
514
The Ghostly TJuilders
518
On Guaed
519
Brearing The Taru
521
Burf Bathing
526
City or Refuge
527
The Querns Boce
531
The Pillar of Fire
534
The Crater
535
The North LakeFountains of FireStreams of Burning LavaTidal Waves
538
Brore Through 5T 281 Fill Fountains 513
543
A ReminiscenceAnother Horse StoryMy Ride with the Retired Milk
544
A View in the Iao Valley Full Tage Pace Iasc
547
Magnificent Eport 513
551
Leaving Worr
553
Tail piece 537
561
My Threr Parqurtte Allies
562
Return to San FranciscoShip AmusementsPreparing for LecturingVal
563
A Predicament 501
567
A Brief Sketch of Mormon History 672
572
Concerning a Frightful Assassination that was never Consummated
580

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