Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi
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Forty Years a Gambler on the Mississippi

By George H. Devol
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  • FORTY YEARS A GAMBLER ON THE MISSISSIPPI
  • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
      • BOYHOOD DAYS.
      • LEAVING HOME.
      • PUT ASHORE FOR FIGHTING.
      • WAR WITH MEXICO.
      • HOME AGAIN.
      • THE GAME OF RONDO.
      • NOW A GAMBLER.
      • MY FIRST KENO.
      • INDIANS CAN PLAY POKER.
      • A RELIGIOUS CAPTAIN.
      • A COLD DECK.
      • CAUGHT A SLEEPER.
      • TEN THOUSAND IN COUNTERFEIT MONEY.
      • BLOWING UP OF THE PRINCESS.
      • A WOMAN WITH A GUN.
      • THE FRENCHMAN AND THE HORSE HAIR.
      • SAVED MY PARTNER'S LIFE.
      • LEAP FOR LIFE.
      • THE CHICKEN MEN AND THEIR SILVER.
      • THE HUNGRY MAN.
      • COLLARED THE WRONG MAN.
      • MY JEW PARTNER.
      • SOLD OUT BY A PARTNER.
      • THE BIG CATFISH.
      • THE SERMON ON THE (MOUNT) BOAT.
      • FIFTY TO THE BARKEEPER.
      • LOST HIS WIFE'S DIAMONDS.
      • THE MONTE KING.
      • THE DAGUERROTYPE BOAT.
      • PITTSBURG'S BEST MAN.
      • DIDN'T WIN THE BAGS.
      • THE BLACK DECK-HAND.
      • HARD BOILED EGGS.
      • "SNAP GAMES."
      • THE JUERGUNSEN WATCH.
      • IT MADE A MAN OF HIM.
      • THE COTTON MAN.
      • TAUGHT A LESSON.
      • SINKING OF THE BELLE ZANE.
      • JEW VS. JEW.
      • BEAT A GOOD HAND.
      • THEY PAID THE COSTS.
      • MY FIRST LOVE.
      • THE BOYS FROM TEXAS.
      • MARKED CARDS.
      • MY CROOKED PARTNER.
      • JUDGE DEVOL.
      • MY PARTNER ALEXANDER.
      • THE QUADROON GIRL.
      • THE CAPTAIN SPOILED THE GAME.
      • TOO SICK TO FIGHT.
      • THE GAMBLER DISGUISED.
      • MARRIED HIS MONEY.
      • THE BEST LOOKING SUCKER.
      • MY CARDS.
      • FIGHT WITH A LONG-SHOREMAN.
      • DON'T DYE YOUR WHISKERS.
      • CALLED A GAMBLER.
      • THE ALLIGATORS.
      • CONTROL OVER SUCKERS.
      • NIPPED IN THE BUD.
      • THE BIG SUCKER.
      • THE CRAZY MAN.
      • DIDN'T WIN THE KEY.
      • WAS IN WITH THE JUDGE.
      • THE BRILLIANT STONE.
      • LUCKY AT POKER.
      • THE HIDDEN HAND.
      • CAUGHT AGAIN.
      • MY LITTLE PARTNER.
      • LACKED THE NERVE.
      • THE THREE FIVES.
      • SNAKED THE WHEEL.
      • THE KILLER.
      • CAUGHT A WHALE.
      • THE DECK-HAND.
      • THE BLACK (LEG) CAVALRY.
      • BUTLER IN NEW ORLEANS.
      • THE PAYMASTER'S $3,500.
      • GENERAL BANKS' DETECTIVE.
      • THE U. S. DETECTIVE'S BLUFF.
      • THE YOUNG MAN FROM NEW YORK.
      • BROKE A SNAP GAME.
      • STOLEN MONEY.
      • SIGNAL SERVICE.
      • GOT UP TOO SOON.
      • THE YELLOW JEANS.
      • HE KNEW MY HAND.
      • HER EYES WERE OPENED.
      • THE JACK-FISH.
      • RED AND BLACK.
      • HE NEVER KNEW.
      • THE BLACK MAN.
      • THE PERSUADER.
      • I HAD FRIENDS.
      • THE LAP-ROBE.
      • THE PREACHER AWAY FROM HOME.
      • A SHREWD TRICK.
      • MULES FOR LUCK.
      • THE CATTLE BUYER.
      • EVEN THE JUDGES DO IT.
      • NO PLAY ON THIS BOAT.
      • THE GREEN COW-BOY.
      • NO MONEY IN LAW.
      • THE POLICE SIGNAL.
      • A PAYMASTER'S BLUFF.
      • "PRANKIN'" WITH A NEW GAME.
      • CAUGHT A DEFAULTER.
      • HE'S ONE OF US.
      • POSING AS NIC. LONGWORTH'S SON.
      • THE GOOD DEACON.
      • NARROW ESCAPES.
      • A CRAZY MAN.
      • EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS AGAINST A PISTOL.
      • IT WAS COLD.
      • HOW I WAS BEAT.
      • SETTLED OUR HASH.
      • I RAISED THE LIMIT.
      • GOT OFF BETWEEN STATIONS.
      • A GOOD NIGHT'S WORK.
      • HE'S NOT THAT OLD.
      • CANADA BILL.
      • THE NATCHEZ AND THE LEE.
      • DICKY ROACH AND I.
      • KNOCKED DOWN $300.
      • MY VISIT TO OLD BILL.
      • BEFORE BREAKFAST.
      • FOOT RACE.
      • FORTY MILES AN HOUR.
      • BILL WOULD GAMBLE.
      • NO GOOD AT SHORT CARDS.
      • MONUMENTAL GALL.
      • CLOSE CALLS.
      • A EUCHRE HAND.
      • BILL'S PRESENT.
      • GOOD LUCK.
      • GOVERNOR PINCHBACK.
      • A GOOD STAKEHOLDER.
      • SHE KISSED ME.
      • THE TRICK KNIFE.
      • TWO-FORTY ON THE SHELL ROAD.
      • A MILE DASH.
      • MULE THIEVES.
      • AN HONORABLE MAN.
      • MY PARTNER WON.
      • HAUNTED.
      • SALTED DOWN.
      • THE ARKANSAS KILLERS.
      • CHEAP JEWELRY.
      • WON AND LOST.
      • DETECTIVES AND WATCHES.
      • FIGHTS.
      • THE ENGLISHMAN AND HIS GUN.
      • TRAVELING KENO.
      • A BULL FIGHT.
      • IT SHOOK THE CHECKS.
      • WITH A POKER.
      • LEFT IN TIME.
      • ON THE CIRCUIT.
      • STRATEGEM.
      • MOBILE.
      • A DUCK HUNT.
      • QUICK WORK.
      • A HARD HEAD.
      • SAVED BY HIS WIFE.
      • COLD STEEL.
      • "RATTLESNAKE JACK."
      • "SHORT STOPS."
      • KICKERS.
      • WILLIAM JONES. (CANADA BILL.)
      • THE TWO JUDGES.
      • TAPPED THE TILL.
      • A SQUARE GAME.
      • A COWARD.
      • REDUCED THE PRICE.
      • GENERAL REMARKS.
      • ANCIENT GAMBLING.
      • GEORGE—"THE BUTTER."
    • BOYHOOD DAYS.
    • LEAVING HOME.
    • PUT ASHORE FOR FIGHTING.
    • WAR WITH MEXICO.
    • HOME AGAIN.
    • THE GAME OF RONDO.
    • NOW A GAMBLER.
    • MY FIRST KENO.
    • INDIANS CAN PLAY POKER.
    • A RELIGIOUS CAPTAIN.
    • A COLD DECK.
    • CAUGHT A SLEEPER.
    • TEN THOUSAND IN COUNTERFEIT MONEY.
    • BLOWING UP OF THE PRINCESS.
    • A WOMAN WITH A GUN.
    • THE FRENCHMAN AND THE HORSE HAIR.
    • SAVED MY PARTNER'S LIFE.
    • LEAP FOR LIFE.
    • THE CHICKEN MEN AND THEIR SILVER.
    • THE HUNGRY MAN.
    • COLLARED THE WRONG MAN.
    • MY JEW PARTNER.
    • SOLD OUT BY A PARTNER.
    • THE BIG CATFISH.
    • THE SERMON ON THE (MOUNT) BOAT.
    • FIFTY TO THE BARKEEPER.
    • LOST HIS WIFE'S DIAMONDS.
    • THE MONTE KING.
    • THE DAGUERROTYPE BOAT.
    • PITTSBURG'S BEST MAN.
    • DIDN'T WIN THE BAGS.
    • THE BLACK DECK-HAND.
    • HARD BOILED EGGS.
    • "SNAP GAMES."
    • THE JUERGUNSEN WATCH.
    • IT MADE A MAN OF HIM.
    • THE COTTON MAN.
    • TAUGHT A LESSON.
    • SINKING OF THE BELLE ZANE.
    • JEW VS. JEW.
    • BEAT A GOOD HAND.
    • THEY PAID THE COSTS.
    • MY FIRST LOVE.
    • THE BOYS FROM TEXAS.
    • MARKED CARDS.
    • MY CROOKED PARTNER.
    • JUDGE DEVOL.
    • MY PARTNER ALEXANDER.
    • THE QUADROON GIRL.
    • THE CAPTAIN SPOILED THE GAME.
    • TOO SICK TO FIGHT.
    • THE GAMBLER DISGUISED.
    • MARRIED HIS MONEY.
    • THE BEST LOOKING SUCKER.
    • MY CARDS.
    • FIGHT WITH A LONG-SHOREMAN.
    • DON'T DYE YOUR WHISKERS.
    • CALLED A GAMBLER.
    • THE ALLIGATORS.
    • CONTROL OVER SUCKERS.
    • NIPPED IN THE BUD.
    • THE BIG SUCKER.
    • THE CRAZY MAN.
    • DIDN'T WIN THE KEY.
    • WAS IN WITH THE JUDGE.
    • THE BRILLIANT STONE.
    • LUCKY AT POKER.
    • THE HIDDEN HAND.
    • CAUGHT AGAIN.
    • MY LITTLE PARTNER.
    • LACKED THE NERVE.
    • THE THREE FIVES.
    • SNAKED THE WHEEL.
    • THE KILLER.
    • CAUGHT A WHALE.
    • THE DECK-HAND.
    • THE BLACK (LEG) CAVALRY.
    • BUTLER IN NEW ORLEANS.
    • THE PAYMASTER'S $3,500.
    • GENERAL BANKS' DETECTIVE.
    • THE U. S. DETECTIVE'S BLUFF.
    • THE YOUNG MAN FROM NEW YORK.
    • BROKE A SNAP GAME.
    • STOLEN MONEY.
    • SIGNAL SERVICE.
    • GOT UP TOO SOON.
    • THE YELLOW JEANS.
    • HE KNEW MY HAND.
    • HER EYES WERE OPENED.
    • THE JACK-FISH.
    • RED AND BLACK.
    • HE NEVER KNEW.
    • THE BLACK MAN.
    • THE PERSUADER.
    • I HAD FRIENDS.
    • THE LAP-ROBE.
    • THE PREACHER AWAY FROM HOME.
    • A SHREWD TRICK.
    • MULES FOR LUCK.
    • THE CATTLE BUYER.
    • EVEN THE JUDGES DO IT.
    • NO PLAY ON THIS BOAT.
    • THE GREEN COW-BOY.
    • NO MONEY IN LAW.
    • THE POLICE SIGNAL.
    • A PAYMASTER'S BLUFF.
    • "PRANKIN'" WITH A NEW GAME.
    • CAUGHT A DEFAULTER.
    • HE'S ONE OF US.
    • POSING AS NIC. LONGWORTH'S SON.
    • THE GOOD DEACON.
    • NARROW ESCAPES.
    • A CRAZY MAN.
    • EIGHT HUNDRED DOLLARS AGAINST A PISTOL.
    • IT WAS COLD.
    • HOW I WAS BEAT.
    • SETTLED OUR HASH.
    • I RAISED THE LIMIT.
    • GOT OFF BETWEEN STATIONS.
    • A GOOD NIGHT'S WORK.
    • HE'S NOT THAT OLD.
    • CANADA BILL.
    • THE NATCHEZ AND THE LEE.
    • DICKY ROACH AND I.
    • KNOCKED DOWN $300.
    • MY VISIT TO OLD BILL.
    • BEFORE BREAKFAST.
    • FOOT RACE.
    • FORTY MILES AN HOUR.
    • BILL WOULD GAMBLE.
    • NO GOOD AT SHORT CARDS.
    • MONUMENTAL GALL.
    • CLOSE CALLS.
    • A EUCHRE HAND.
    • BILL'S PRESENT.
    • GOOD LUCK.
    • GOVERNOR PINCHBACK.
    • A GOOD STAKEHOLDER.
    • SHE KISSED ME.
    • THE TRICK KNIFE.
    • TWO-FORTY ON THE SHELL ROAD.
    • A MILE DASH.
    • MULE THIEVES.
    • AN HONORABLE MAN.
    • MY PARTNER WON.
    • HAUNTED.
    • SALTED DOWN.
    • THE ARKANSAS KILLERS.
    • CHEAP JEWELRY.
    • WON AND LOST.
    • DETECTIVES AND WATCHES.
    • FIGHTS.
    • THE ENGLISHMAN AND HIS GUN.
    • TRAVELING KENO.
    • A BULL FIGHT.
    • IT SHOOK THE CHECKS.
    • WITH A POKER.
    • LEFT IN TIME.
    • ON THE CIRCUIT.
    • STRATEGEM.
    • MOBILE.
    • A DUCK HUNT.
    • QUICK WORK.
    • A HARD HEAD.
    • SAVED BY HIS WIFE.
    • COLD STEEL.
    • "RATTLESNAKE JACK."
    • "SHORT STOPS."
    • KICKERS.
    • WILLIAM JONES. (CANADA BILL.)
    • THE TWO JUDGES.
    • TAPPED THE TILL.
    • A SQUARE GAME.
    • A COWARD.
    • REDUCED THE PRICE.
    • GENERAL REMARKS.
    • ANCIENT GAMBLING.
    • GEORGE—"THE BUTTER."
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