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The Gilded Age, Illustrated, Volume 3

By Twain, Mark

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Title: The Gilded Age, Illustrated, Volume 3  
Author: Twain, Mark
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Mr. Harry Brierly drew his pay as an engineer while he was living at the City Hotel in Hawkeye. Mr. Thompson had been kind enough to say that it didn?t make any difference whether he was with the corps or not; and although Harry protested to the Colonel daily and to Washington Hawkins that he must go back at once to the line and superintend the lay?out with reference to his contract, yet he did not go, but wrote instead long letters to Philip, instructing him to keep his eye out, and to let him know when any difficulty occurred that required his presence. Meantime Harry blossomed out in the society of Hawkeye, as he did in any society where fortune cast him and he had the slightest opportunity to expand. Indeed the talents of a rich and accomplished young fellow like Harry were not likely to go unappreciated in such a place. A land operator, engaged in vast speculations, a favorite in the select circles of New York, in correspondence with brokers and bankers, intimate with public men at Washington, one who could play the guitar and touch the banjo lightly, and who had an eye for a pretty girl, and knew the language of flattery, was welcome everywhere in Hawkeye. Even Miss Laura Hawkins thought it worth while to use her fascinations upon him, and to endeavor to entangle the volatile fellow in the meshes of her attractions.

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Table of Contents: The Gilded Age, Illustrated, Volume 3, 1 -- Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) and Charles Dudley Warner, 1 -- CONTENTS, 7 -- ILLUSTRATIONS, 8 -- Chapter XIX, 9 -- Chapter XX, 15 -- Chapter XXI, 21 -- Chapter XXII, 27 -- Chapter XXIII, 35 -- Chapter XXIV, 38 -- Chapter XXV, 46 -- Chapter XXVI, 53 -- Chapter XXVII, 60

 

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