Incidents On Land And Water; Or Four Years On The Pacific Coast by Mrs. D. B. Bates

Incidents On Land And Water; Or Four Years On The Pacific Coast

byMrs. D. B. Bates

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1857. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... to lay eggs and raise chickens, until I realized, from the sale of them, forty-five dollars. I then sold her again for five dollars, as she was getting rather old. In one week after I sold her, she died, from grief, I suppose, at being sold. From that old yellow hen I made quite a, pile, as they say in California. CHAPTER XXII. I Recollect the execution of one man in Marysville, which created quite an excitement in town. One day my ears were assailed with the most piercing shrieks. Upon inquiry, I learned that a man had been arrested by the Vigilance Commit tee for stealing. A great crowd had collected in the street in front of the committee's rooms, among whom was the wife of the man arrested; and hers were the shrieks which rent the air. Two little children were following her, crying," You shall not hang my father! you must not kill him!" Finally the committee rendered him up into the hands of the law. He had his trial, was condemned, and sentenced to be hung. While he was in jail, awaiting his execution, a lady in town gave a little party for her children. While they were taking tea, she saw the two children of the doomed man going past. Pity for the children, so soon to be left fatherless, incited her to call them in, and seat them at the table spread with delicacies. After they had partaken of the treat, and gone out to play, the girl who was clearing the table missed one of the silver spoons. Something prompted her to go to those two children to inquire for it. She thought the boy betrayed s%ns of guilt. She ,took hold of his arm, and felt the spoon in his jacket-sleeve. He cried bitterly, and said he did not want to steal, but his mother told him if he did not, whenever he had an opportunity, she would whip him severely. Perhaps the father had be...

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Title:Incidents On Land And Water; Or Four Years On The Pacific CoastFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217488552

ISBN - 13:9780217488556

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