Roughing It

Roughing It

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This book is merely a personal narrative, and not a pretentious historyor a philosophical dissertation. It is a record of several years ofvariegated vagabondizing, and its object is rather to help the restingreader while away an idle hour than afflict him with metaphysics, orgoad him with science. Still, there is information in the volume;information concerning an interesting episode in the history of the FarWest, about which no books have been written by persons who were on theground in person, and saw the happenings of the time with their owneyes. I allude to the rise, growth and culmination of the silver-miningfever in Nevada -a curious episode, in some respects; the only one, ofits peculiar kind, that has occurred in the land; and the only one,indeed, that is likely to occur in it.<P>Yes, take it all around, there is quite a good deal of information inthe book. I regret this very much; but really it could not be helped:information appears to stew out of me naturally, like the precious ottarof roses out of the otter. Sometimes it has seemed to me that I wouldgive worlds if I could retain my facts; but it cannot be. The more Icalk up the sources, and the tighter I get, the more I leak wisdom.Therefore, I can only claim indulgence at the hands of the reader, notjustification.<P>-- THE AUTHOR.show more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Pdm Classics
  • English
  • 0740812297
  • 9780740812293

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