The Life & Adventures of an Arkansaw Doctor (c)

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University of Arkansas Press, 2017 - FICTION - 203 pages
Intro -- Contents -- Editors Introduction -- Preface to the 1851 Edition -- Chapter I.A Lumping Business -- Chapter II. Starting Off Of the Right Foot -- Chapter III. Spontaneous Ebullition in a Drunkard -- Chapter IV. The Resurrection, or How To Take Up a Negro -- Chapter V. Busting a Dog and Carving a Turkey -- Chapter VI. The Way To Keep Folks From Marrying -- Chapter VII. A Death-Bed Scene -- Chapter VIII. A New Plan for Catching a Rogue -- Chapter IX. Bloodshed and Hysterics -- Chapter X. Aqua Fortis and Croton Oil, or Taking the Wrong Medicine -- Chapter XI. Three Scrapes In One Night -- Chapter XII. A Thunder Storm, and a Night in the Woods -- Chapter XIII. Making a Hole in the Wrong Place -- Chapter XIV. A Fishing Party, A Ghost, and Suicide -- Chapter XV. Taken Captive By Indians -- Chapter XVI. The Man With a Snake Disease -- Chapter XVII. Cutting Up a Negro Alive -- Chapter XVIII. A Fight With Wolves -- Chapter XIX. How To Cure Deafness In Three Hours -- Chapter XX. Rattlehead's Farewell Address -- Notes
 

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Contents

A LUMPING BUSINESS
3
STARTING OFF OF THE RIGHT FOOT
15
SPONTANEOUS EBULLITION IN A DRUNKARD
20
THE RESURRECTION OR HOW TO TAKE UP A NEGRO
24
BUSTING A DOG AND CARVING A TURKEY
33
THE WAY TO KEEP FOLKS FROM MARRYING
42
A DEATHBED SCENE
47
A NEW PLAN FOR CATCHING A ROGUE
54
A THUNDER STORM AND A NIGHT IN THE WOODS
81
MAKING A HOLE IN THE WRONG PLACE
94
A FISHING PARTY A GHOST AND SUICIDE
99
TAKEN CAPTIVE BY INDIANS
107
THE MAN WITH A SNAKE DISEASE
116
CUTTING UP A NEGRO ALIVE
121
A FIGHT WITH WOLVES
128
HOW TO CURE DEAFNESS IN THREE HOURS
135

BLOODSHED AND HYSTERICS
60
AQUA FORTIS AND CROTON OIL OR TAKING THE WRONG MEDICINE
67
THREE SCRAPES IN ONE NIGHT
73
RATTLEHEADS FAREWELL ADDRESS
139
NOTES
143
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