Romance of California Life Illustrated by Pacific Slope Stories, Thrilling, Pathetic and Humorous
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Romance of California Life Illustrated by Pacific Slope Stories, Thrilling, Pathetic and Humorous

By John Habberton
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  • ROMANCE OF CALIFORNIA LIFE
    • Illustrated by Pacific Slope Stories, Thrilling, Pathetic and Humorous
    • JOHN HABBERTON
      • Author of Helen's Babies
        • 1880
      • 1880
      • CONTENTS
      • ILLUSTRATIONS
      • INTRODUCTION
      • THE SCHOOLTEACHER AT BOTTLE FLAT
        • Toledo and the Committeemen's visit to the schoolteacher.
      • Toledo and the Committeemen's visit to the schoolteacher.
      • JIM HOCKSON'S REVENGE.
        • I.
        • Jim Hockson's Revenge.—"He held it under the light, and examined it closely."
        • II.
        • III.
        • IV.
        • V.
      • I.
      • Jim Hockson's Revenge.—"He held it under the light, and examined it closely."
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
      • MAKING HIS MARK.
        • They found him senseless, and carried him to the saloon where the candles were already lighted. One of the miners, who had been a doctor, promptly examined his bruises.
      • They found him senseless, and carried him to the saloon where the candles were already lighted. One of the miners, who had been a doctor, promptly examined his bruises.
      • CODAGO.
        • Suddenly, by the glare of a fresh light, the boys saw the face of a rather dirty, large-eyed, brown skinned Mexican baby.
      • Suddenly, by the glare of a fresh light, the boys saw the face of a rather dirty, large-eyed, brown skinned Mexican baby.
      • THE LAST PIKE AT JAGGER'S BEND.
      • FIRST PRAYER AT HANNEY'S.
        • Thompson gracefully concluded his service by passing the hat.
      • Thompson gracefully concluded his service by passing the hat.
      • THE NEW SHERIFF OF BUNKER COUNTY.
      • MAJOR MARTT'S FRIEND.
        • East Patten was one of the quietest places in the world.
      • East Patten was one of the quietest places in the world.
      • BUFFLE.
        • "Come in," roared Buffle's partner. "Come in, hang yer, if yer life's insured!" The door opened slowly, and a woman entered.
        • "This baby's name is Allan Buffle Berryn."
      • "Come in," roared Buffle's partner. "Come in, hang yer, if yer life's insured!" The door opened slowly, and a woman entered.
      • "This baby's name is Allan Buffle Berryn."
      • MATALETTE'S SECTION.
      • A STORY OF TEN MILE GULCH.
        • I.
        • II.
        • III.
        • "You had better wait," said Ruger, also producing a revolver.
        • IV.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • "You had better wait," said Ruger, also producing a revolver.
      • IV.
      • CAPTAIN SAM'S CHANGE.
        • The captain burst into a laugh, which made the minister's chandeliers rattle.
      • The captain burst into a laugh, which made the minister's chandeliers rattle.
      • MISS FEWNE'S LAST CONQUEST.
      • MARKSON'S HOUSE.
        • He knelt on the ground besides the sill, and I could see that he was praying.
      • He knelt on the ground besides the sill, and I could see that he was praying.
      • GRUMP'S PET.
      • WARDELOW'S BOY.
        • The old man never left his house without affixing to his door a placard telling where he had gone and when he would return.
      • The old man never left his house without affixing to his door a placard telling where he had gone and when he would return.
      • TOM CHAFFLIN'S LUCK.
        • Tom walked rapidly to the cashier's desk, and gave Sunrise several hearty kisses.
      • Tom walked rapidly to the cashier's desk, and gave Sunrise several hearty kisses.
      • OLD TWITCHETT'S TREASURE.
      • BLIZZER'S WIFE.
        • Arkansas Bill knocked lightly on the door, and looked in. There lay the sick man, his eyes partly open, and on the ground, apparently asleep, and with purple face, lay Mrs. Blizzer.
      • Arkansas Bill knocked lightly on the door, and looked in. There lay the sick man, his eyes partly open, and on the ground, apparently asleep, and with purple face, lay Mrs. Blizzer.
      • A BOARDING HOUSE ROMANCE.
      • RETIRING FROM BUSINESS.
        • The old lady cried, "George!" and the Colonel exclaimed, "Mother!"
      • The old lady cried, "George!" and the Colonel exclaimed, "Mother!"
      • THE HARDHACK MISTAKE.
        • The sisters hastened to the window.
      • The sisters hastened to the window.
      • THE CARMI CHUMS.
      • LITTLE GUZZY.
        • "We may as well finish this case to-night, if Miss Wyett is prepared to testify," said the Judge.
      • "We may as well finish this case to-night, if Miss Wyett is prepared to testify," said the Judge.
      • A ROMANCE OF HAPPY REST.
      • TWO POWERFUL ARGUMENTS.
        • "Take him down; give him fifteen minutes with his wife."
      • "Take him down; give him fifteen minutes with his wife."
      • MR. PUTCHETT'S LOVE.
        • Mr. Putchett's new friend.
        • He threw up his hand as a signal that the line should be drawn in.
      • Mr. Putchett's new friend.
      • He threw up his hand as a signal that the line should be drawn in.
      • THE MEANEST MAN AT BLUGSEY'S.
        • "I don't generally shoot till the other feller draws."
        • The Deacon looked pleased, and extracted another picture, and remarked, as he handed it to Tom, "That's Pet's mother." Tom took it, looked at it and screamed, "My wife!"
      • "I don't generally shoot till the other feller draws."
      • The Deacon looked pleased, and extracted another picture, and remarked, as he handed it to Tom, "That's Pet's mother." Tom took it, looked at it and screamed, "My wife!"
      • DEACON BARKER'S CONVERSION.
      • JOE GATTER'S LIFE INSURANCE.
        • Joe and his venerable partner talking over insurance matters.
      • Joe and his venerable partner talking over insurance matters.
      • THE TEMPERANCE MEETING AT BACKLEY.
        • The Temperance Meeting.
      • The Temperance Meeting.
      • JUDE.
        • "Get him—get Johnny!" cried the woman, falling on her knees, and seizing Jude's hand.
      • "Get him—get Johnny!" cried the woman, falling on her knees, and seizing Jude's hand.
      • A LOVE OF A COTTAGE.
        • A bright welcome seemed to extend itself from the whole face of the cottage.
      • A bright welcome seemed to extend itself from the whole face of the cottage.
      • THE BLEIGHTON RIVALS.
        • He took Miss Elserly's hand in his own, and stammered, "I came to plead for the Major."
      • He took Miss Elserly's hand in his own, and stammered, "I came to plead for the Major."
      • BUDGE AND TODDIE AT AUNT ALICE'S.
        • Toddie suddenly found himself clasped tightly in his aunt's arms, in which position he kicked, pushed, screamed, and roared, during the passage of two flights of stairs.
        • Toddie looked rather guilty, but Budge displayed the smile of the fully justified, and remarked, "Now you know what kind of meals little boys like, Aunt Alice."
      • Toddie suddenly found himself clasped tightly in his aunt's arms, in which position he kicked, pushed, screamed, and roared, during the passage of two flights of stairs.
      • Toddie looked rather guilty, but Budge displayed the smile of the fully justified, and remarked, "Now you know what kind of meals little boys like, Aunt Alice."
      • SAILING UP STREAM.
      • FREE SPEECH.
    • Author of Helen's Babies
      • 1880
    • 1880
    • CONTENTS
    • ILLUSTRATIONS
    • INTRODUCTION
    • THE SCHOOLTEACHER AT BOTTLE FLAT
      • Toledo and the Committeemen's visit to the schoolteacher.
    • Toledo and the Committeemen's visit to the schoolteacher.
    • JIM HOCKSON'S REVENGE.
      • I.
      • Jim Hockson's Revenge.—"He held it under the light, and examined it closely."
      • II.
      • III.
      • IV.
      • V.
    • I.
    • Jim Hockson's Revenge.—"He held it under the light, and examined it closely."
    • II.
    • III.
    • IV.
    • V.
    • MAKING HIS MARK.
      • They found him senseless, and carried him to the saloon where the candles were already lighted. One of the miners, who had been a doctor, promptly examined his bruises.
    • They found him senseless, and carried him to the saloon where the candles were already lighted. One of the miners, who had been a doctor, promptly examined his bruises.
    • CODAGO.
      • Suddenly, by the glare of a fresh light, the boys saw the face of a rather dirty, large-eyed, brown skinned Mexican baby.
    • Suddenly, by the glare of a fresh light, the boys saw the face of a rather dirty, large-eyed, brown skinned Mexican baby.
    • THE LAST PIKE AT JAGGER'S BEND.
    • FIRST PRAYER AT HANNEY'S.
      • Thompson gracefully concluded his service by passing the hat.
    • Thompson gracefully concluded his service by passing the hat.
    • THE NEW SHERIFF OF BUNKER COUNTY.
    • MAJOR MARTT'S FRIEND.
      • East Patten was one of the quietest places in the world.
    • East Patten was one of the quietest places in the world.
    • BUFFLE.
      • "Come in," roared Buffle's partner. "Come in, hang yer, if yer life's insured!" The door opened slowly, and a woman entered.
      • "This baby's name is Allan Buffle Berryn."
    • "Come in," roared Buffle's partner. "Come in, hang yer, if yer life's insured!" The door opened slowly, and a woman entered.
    • "This baby's name is Allan Buffle Berryn."
    • MATALETTE'S SECTION.
    • A STORY OF TEN MILE GULCH.
      • I.
      • II.
      • III.
      • "You had better wait," said Ruger, also producing a revolver.
      • IV.
    • I.
    • II.
    • III.
    • "You had better wait," said Ruger, also producing a revolver.
    • IV.
    • CAPTAIN SAM'S CHANGE.
      • The captain burst into a laugh, which made the minister's chandeliers rattle.
    • The captain burst into a laugh, which made the minister's chandeliers rattle.
    • MISS FEWNE'S LAST CONQUEST.
    • MARKSON'S HOUSE.
      • He knelt on the ground besides the sill, and I could see that he was praying.
    • He knelt on the ground besides the sill, and I could see that he was praying.
    • GRUMP'S PET.
    • WARDELOW'S BOY.
      • The old man never left his house without affixing to his door a placard telling where he had gone and when he would return.
    • The old man never left his house without affixing to his door a placard telling where he had gone and when he would return.
    • TOM CHAFFLIN'S LUCK.
      • Tom walked rapidly to the cashier's desk, and gave Sunrise several hearty kisses.
    • Tom walked rapidly to the cashier's desk, and gave Sunrise several hearty kisses.
    • OLD TWITCHETT'S TREASURE.
    • BLIZZER'S WIFE.
      • Arkansas Bill knocked lightly on the door, and looked in. There lay the sick man, his eyes partly open, and on the ground, apparently asleep, and with purple face, lay Mrs. Blizzer.
    • Arkansas Bill knocked lightly on the door, and looked in. There lay the sick man, his eyes partly open, and on the ground, apparently asleep, and with purple face, lay Mrs. Blizzer.
    • A BOARDING HOUSE ROMANCE.
    • RETIRING FROM BUSINESS.
      • The old lady cried, "George!" and the Colonel exclaimed, "Mother!"
    • The old lady cried, "George!" and the Colonel exclaimed, "Mother!"
    • THE HARDHACK MISTAKE.
      • The sisters hastened to the window.
    • The sisters hastened to the window.
    • THE CARMI CHUMS.
    • LITTLE GUZZY.
      • "We may as well finish this case to-night, if Miss Wyett is prepared to testify," said the Judge.
    • "We may as well finish this case to-night, if Miss Wyett is prepared to testify," said the Judge.
    • A ROMANCE OF HAPPY REST.
    • TWO POWERFUL ARGUMENTS.
      • "Take him down; give him fifteen minutes with his wife."
    • "Take him down; give him fifteen minutes with his wife."
    • MR. PUTCHETT'S LOVE.
      • Mr. Putchett's new friend.
      • He threw up his hand as a signal that the line should be drawn in.
    • Mr. Putchett's new friend.
    • He threw up his hand as a signal that the line should be drawn in.
    • THE MEANEST MAN AT BLUGSEY'S.
      • "I don't generally shoot till the other feller draws."
      • The Deacon looked pleased, and extracted another picture, and remarked, as he handed it to Tom, "That's Pet's mother." Tom took it, looked at it and screamed, "My wife!"
    • "I don't generally shoot till the other feller draws."
    • The Deacon looked pleased, and extracted another picture, and remarked, as he handed it to Tom, "That's Pet's mother." Tom took it, looked at it and screamed, "My wife!"
    • DEACON BARKER'S CONVERSION.
    • JOE GATTER'S LIFE INSURANCE.
      • Joe and his venerable partner talking over insurance matters.
    • Joe and his venerable partner talking over insurance matters.
    • THE TEMPERANCE MEETING AT BACKLEY.
      • The Temperance Meeting.
    • The Temperance Meeting.
    • JUDE.
      • "Get him—get Johnny!" cried the woman, falling on her knees, and seizing Jude's hand.
    • "Get him—get Johnny!" cried the woman, falling on her knees, and seizing Jude's hand.
    • A LOVE OF A COTTAGE.
      • A bright welcome seemed to extend itself from the whole face of the cottage.
    • A bright welcome seemed to extend itself from the whole face of the cottage.
    • THE BLEIGHTON RIVALS.
      • He took Miss Elserly's hand in his own, and stammered, "I came to plead for the Major."
    • He took Miss Elserly's hand in his own, and stammered, "I came to plead for the Major."
    • BUDGE AND TODDIE AT AUNT ALICE'S.
      • Toddie suddenly found himself clasped tightly in his aunt's arms, in which position he kicked, pushed, screamed, and roared, during the passage of two flights of stairs.
      • Toddie looked rather guilty, but Budge displayed the smile of the fully justified, and remarked, "Now you know what kind of meals little boys like, Aunt Alice."
    • Toddie suddenly found himself clasped tightly in his aunt's arms, in which position he kicked, pushed, screamed, and roared, during the passage of two flights of stairs.
    • Toddie looked rather guilty, but Budge displayed the smile of the fully justified, and remarked, "Now you know what kind of meals little boys like, Aunt Alice."
    • SAILING UP STREAM.
    • FREE SPEECH.
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