Fast Folks; Or, the Early Days of California. a Comedy, in Five Acts

Fast Folks; Or, the Early Days of California. a Comedy, in Five Acts

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...him!--that's where he took me in! I thought he'd frighten easy, and so leave me the girl! Hang the girl, too! 'tis she that's made this mischief! I won't fight, though--not if I can help it: But where's the help?--that's where the bother is! (Throws himself on a chair and seems abstracted.) Enter Cazador, L. Gen. C. 1 have at last got Howson's rage subdued to simple discontent; and now can spend a moment with the Colonel! And there he sits--lost in deep thought of that dark problem, death! He'll never send another challenge: --not on such frail assurance as this last! (Aside, then leans over Bluster's chair. Why, Colonel, you're looking sad to day! Blus. (Starts and rises.) I must seem brave, no matter how I feel! (Aside ) Only thoughtful, General, only thoughtful, sir!--and I was thinking, then, it may have been a little rash to start this fight! A woman's all I see in the affair, and she is no sufficient cause to hang a fight upon! Gen. C. Gallantry, Colonel, should have died ere that was said! Woman no cause sufficient! Why, sir, since creation started, she's been the most prolific cause to set it by the ears! Troy flamed for beauteous Helen's smile, and the empire of the world was lost in Cleopatra's arms!" and since, too, kingdoms have been won, "or lost, as women smiled, or frowned!" and yet you claim they are not of consequence sufficient to found a single quarrel on! Blus. You mistake me, General: --I don't mean they're not good cause enough for any man to fight about; I mean--I mean--damn me if I know what I mean myself! (Aside.) Gen. C. I comprehend you fully, Colonel! You don't deny that woman is, and rightly is, the mainspring of man's actions and his hopes--Blus. By no means, General! I don't deny that, of course! more

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