Tales, Poems, and Sketches Bret Harte

ISBN: 9781331324188

Published: July 31st 2018

388 pages


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Tales, Poems, and Sketches  by  Bret Harte

Tales, Poems, and Sketches by Bret Harte
July 31st 2018 | | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 388 pages | ISBN: 9781331324188 | 8.39 Mb

Excerpt from Tales, Poems, and SketchesThere was commotion in Hearing 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... MoreExcerpt from Tales, Poems, and SketchesThere was commotion in Hearing 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 Tuttles 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 clearing. Conversation was carried on in a low tone, but the name of a woman was frequently repeated. It was a name familiar enough in the camp - Cherokee Sal.Perhaps the less said of her the better.

She was a coarse, and, it is to be feared, a very sinful woman. But at that time she was the only woman in Roaring Camp, and was just then lying in sore extremity, when she most needed the ministration of her own sex. Dissolute, abandoned, and irreclaimable, she was yet suffering a martyrdom hard enough to bear even when veiled by sympathising womanhood, but now terrible in her loneliness. The primal curse had come to her in that original isolation which must have made the punishment of the first transgression so dreadful.

It was, perhaps, part of the expiation of her sin that, at a moment when she most lacked her sexs intuitive tenderness and care, she met only the half-contemptuous faces of her masculine associates. Yet a few of the spectators were, I think, touched by her sufferings.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy.

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