Life on the Mississippi, Part 8.

By Mark Twain

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...LIFE ON THE MISSISSIPPI

...

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...me
everything I knew about my trade, my tribe, my purposes, my prospects,
and myself. He...

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...gratis for nothing. All you've got to
do, on your side, is to survey in...

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...in due course, we were approaching San Francisco. It was an
ugly black night, with a...

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...it, and his dull eyes lit up for a moment.
The gamblers observed it, and showed...

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...from the 'Gold Dust' and her officers,
hoping to see that boat and all those officers...

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...was Mr. Dickens. The steamboats were finer than anything on
shore. Compared with superior dwelling-houses...

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...foreseen
what advantage was going to be taken of it. Piano--kettle in disguise--
with music, bound and...

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...trip to New Orleans and the
French Market. Other bric-a-brac: Californian 'specimens'--quartz, with
gold wart adhering; old...

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...chimney-tops
cut to counterfeit a spraying crown of plumes--and maybe painted red;
pilot-house, hurricane deck, boiler-deck guards,...

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...time we passed Grand Gulf and Rodney, of war fame, and reached
Natchez, the last of...

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...inside of the
pipe was too cold.

Sunk into the floor were numberless tin boxes, a foot...

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...$5,000 per share, but none in the
market.

The changes in the Mississippi River are great and...

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...fervid
strain. Then New Orleans piped up and said--

Yes, it's a first-rate imitation, that's a certainty;...

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...episodes of the
war--the night-battle there between Farragut's fleet and the Confederate
land batteries, April 14th, 1863;...

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...been famed as a model of striking and
beautiful architecture. Visitors are charmed with its...

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...fired
again, the shot taking effect in Mabry's thigh. O'Connor then reached
into the bank and got...

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...grasp, and the next moment he was a dead man.

About the same time, two 'highly...

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...is gone from the negro
cabins now; and many, possibly most, of the big mansions, once...