The Jimmyjohn Boss: And Other Stories

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Harper & brothers, 1900 - American fiction - 330 pages

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Page 221 - ... and every such ship or vessel, with her tackle, apparel, and furniture, together with all materials, arms, ammunition and stores, which may have been procured for the building and equipment thereof, shall be forfeited, one half to the use of the informer, and the other half to the use of the United States.
Page 130 - I LIKE little Pussy, her coat is so warm; And if I don't hurt her she'll do me no harm. So I'll not pull her tail, nor drive her away, But Pussy and I very gently will play.
Page 276 - Call for the robin redbreast and the wren, Since o'er shady groves they hover, And with leaves and flowers do cover The friendless bodies of unburied men. Call unto his funeral dole The ant, the field-mouse, and the mole, To rear him hillocks that shall keep him warm, And (when gay tombs are...
Page 268 - The cold has woke him up, and he's comin' in out o' the brush." Each of us took the glasses in turn ; and I watched the figure go up the hill to the door of the cabin. It seemed to pause and diverge to the window. At the window it stood still, head bent, looking in. Then it returned quickly to the door. It was too far to discern, even through the glasses, what the figure was doing. Whether the door was locked, whether he was knocking or fumbling with a key, or whether he spoke through the door to...
Page 221 - Indian superintendent or agent, or introduces or attempts to introduce any spirituous liquor or wine into the Indian country, shall be punishable by imprisonment for not more than two years, and by a fine of not more than three hundred dollars.
Page 221 - ... sleds, and places of deposit of such person to be searched; and if any such liquor is found therein the same, together with the boats, teams, wagons, and sleds used in conveying the same, and also the goods, packages, and peltries of such person, shall be seized and delivered to the proper officer, and shall be proceeded against by libel in the proper court...
Page 255 - Woman yu'd not have talked to her that-a-way even in private ; and hyeh was the camp a-lookin', and a-listenin', and some of us ashamed. She was setting straddleways like a mountain, and between him and her went the three packanimals, plumb shiverin' played out, and the flour — they had two hundred pounds — tilted over hellwards, with the red - tailed ' parrot shoutin' landslides in his cage tied on top o' the leanin
Page 274 - Had she meant to take him with her? Had she meant to stay behind herself? No word came from these dead to answer us. But as we stood speaking there, a giant puff of breath rose up to us between the black walls. "There's that fluffy sigh I told yu' about," said the Virginian. "He's talkin' to her! I tell yu' he's talkin
Page 276 - You have put it down wrong," said the Virginian; "it's just because a man didn't." (40) In this early story, revised shortly before the publication of The Virginian, Wister has the Virginian espouse something associated with women - religion - precisely as a curb and a corrective to male lawlessness and desire; this is the conventional way he resolves the matter. Religion is that...
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