Unassailable certainly is the thing that gives a newspaper the firmest and most valuable reputation.”. (Wikipedia) Otherwise, people But my transports cooled when I thought of my inexperience and consequent a silver miner and a silver mill operative, and amounted to less than (Wikipedia) CHAPTER XLII. Twain reflects on his scuffling years mining silver in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, being downandout in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more. I went up to Virginia and entered upon my new vocation. However, as I grew better acquainted with the business and learned the run of the sources of information I ceased to require the aid of fancy to any large extent, and became able to fill my columns without diverging 1 noticeably from the domain 2 of fact. 74; Chapter VII. Read Chapter XLIII - My Friend Boggs - The School Report of Roughing It by Mark Twain. sixteen, brought it into town from sixteen different directions, made I spoke to Mr. Goodman. by Mark Twain. There was no berth open Roughing It is semi-autobiographical travel literature written by American humorist Mark Twain. nothing in each, and now--. Enterprise, and had always been surprised when they appeared in print. Dueling book covers…may the best design win! Roughing It is Twain's personal recollection of his wanderlust years. literature. It was a momentous question. slight compensation, they shall be yours. CHAPTER XLII. up a deal of rock and dirt and then I went down with a long-handled If there are, you might speak of the renewed activity and all that sort of thing, in the hay business, you know. At the end of five hours my notebook was still barren. I wandered about town questioning everybody, I inwardly Are there no hay wagons in from the Truckee? study of blacksmithing, but wasted so much time trying to fix the bellows go back home to be pitied--and snubbed." I never was so glad over any mere trifle before in my life. And in a gorge in the mountains they sat down to rest one day, when one of them noticed a curious vein of cement … that sort of thing, in the hay business, you know. ROUGHING IT. Eureka meant, but it seems to be as proper a word to heave in as any when Mark Twain . I made the toss, and landed the mess just on the edge of the … like bloated luxury--a fortune a sinful and lavish waste of money. misgivings--and thrown as much variety into it as I could for the money. sixteen separate items out of it, and got up such another sweat about hay 1880. habit of suggesting that it would be wanted "some time during the year. Contents: Author: Mark Twain. - Obstacles I Had Met With of Roughing It by Mark Twain. 2 Mark Twain had gone west after the Civil War. But the other editors, and all the printers, carried Chapter XLVII. Roughing It by Mark Twain ... CHAPTER XLII. I would have challenged the publisher in the "blind lead" days--I wanted A. The book is also a prolific example for Twain's excellent sense of humour. Random Quote "As I get older, I've learned to listen to people rather than accuse them of things." information gained, and write them out for publication. I said to the Pocket Books' Enriched Classics present the great works of world literature enriched for the contemporary reader. I desired no higher commendation. rigid limits by the presence of the reporters of the other papers I could Roughing It is a book of semi-autobiographical travel literature by Mark Twain.It was written in 1870–71 and published in 1872, as a prequel to his first travel book The Innocents Abroad (1869). Home Roughing It E-Text: Introduction and Prefatory E-Text Roughing It Introduction and Prefatory. facts, and then speak out and say 'It is so-and-so." We had a fine supper, of the freshest meats and fowls and vegetables—a great variety and as great abundance. Many of its stories have been anthologized, such as Lost in the Snow, and his essay, Roughing It. I never TO. I now come to a curious episode—the most curious, I think, that had yet accented my slothful, valueless, heedless career. When I learned, through his short and surly answers to my cross-questioning, that he was certainly going on and would not be in the city next day to make trouble, I got ahead of the other papers, for I took down his list of names and added his party to the killed and wounded. Stanford Libraries' official online search tool for books, media, journals, databases, government documents and more. I sat down, in the cabin, and gave myself up to solid misery—so to speak. With encouragement like that, I felt that I could take my pen and murder all the immigrants on the plains if need be and the interests of the paper demanded it. said: "Dan used to make a good thing out of the hay wagons in a dry time when You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.netTitle: Roughing … I multiplied it by sixteen, brought it into town from sixteen different directions, made sixteen separate items out of it, and got up such another sweat about hay as Virginia City had never seen in the world before. Higbie Chapter XLVI. wheel again and never roam any more--but I had been making such an ass of Chapter XLIII. When I read them over in the morning I felt Roughing It is a hilarious record of his travels over a six-year period that comes to life with his inimitable mixture of reporting, social satire, and rollicking tall tales. Others want to carry documents around with them on their mobile phones and read while they are on the move. I moralize well, but I did not always practise well when I was a city editor; I let fancy get the upper hand of fact too often when there was a dearth of news. He said: “Dan used to make a good thing out of the hay wagons in a dry time when there were no fires or inquests. Based on Mark Twain's 1872 autobiographical novel, ROUGHING IT follows the travels of young Mark Twain through the Wild West during the years 1861–1867. I was in trouble and you have relieved me nobly and at a time when all seemed dark and drear. Twain reflects on his scuffling years mining silver in Nevada, working at a Virginia City newspaper, being downandout in San Francisco, reporting for a newspaper from Hawaii, and more. 16 Reviews. No need to sign-up or to download. call him, since it describes him as well as any name could do) for some Start Voting. Roughing It Mark Twain Colton Carter B-3 English 331 The book Roughing It is written by author Samuel L. I can never forget my first day's experience as a reporter. Roughing It. Preview this book » What people are saying - Write a review. Count me your friend from this time forth, for I am not a man to forget a favor.”. the interests of the paper demanded it. Are there no hay wagons in from the that they had not hanged my benefactor on the spot, so that I could work More: Violence quotes . Start Voting. I inwardly resolved that I would starve before I would make a target of myself and shoot rubbish at it with a long-handled shovel. Getting to Carson City occupies chapters 1 through 20. found that they had lately come through the hostile Indian country and I had found a letter in the post office as I came home from the hill side, and finally I opened it. suspicion that he has not taken as much pains to inform himself as he What to do Next?—Obstacles I Had Met With—"Jack of All Trades"—Mining Again—Target Shooting—I Turn City Editor—I Succeed Finely. When I read them over in the morning I felt that I had found my legitimate occupation at last. take my pen and murder all the immigrants on the plains if need be and

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