The Story Of "scotty," (walter Scott); King Of The Desert Mine

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byCharles A. Taylor

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Story of the Play. "SCOTTY," KING OF THE DESERT MINE. John Demming puts up a job with Black Pete, and they salt a mine near Gold Run, bring Ikey Eynstein on from New York and show him real pay ore that goes many hundred dollars to the ton. Ikey gets bit taking stock in the mine and getting many others to do likewise, among them many poor people, including Jerry O'Tool; Jake, the Dutch emigrant; Diamond Jack, Long Eva and Kitty Skooting, and many others. While around the mine with Pete, Demming one day falls into a prospector's hole, and his life is saved by "Scotty," who happened along with his mule. "Scotty" is then a poor prospector, unknown and without funds. He carries Demming to Pete's cabin, and got Laughing Water--a girl who was raised by Jake and his wife--to nurse and care for Demining, while he went to the camp at Gold Hun for a doctor. Demming, who is not badly hurt, questions Laughing Water as to her antecedents, and finds she knows nothing of her parentage, having been adopted in New York by Jake and his wife, Kitty. From what he guesses of the girl's past, he recognizes ber as the daughter of a man he had ruined and driven to drink--an Irishman by the name of O'Tool. Years before, when O'Tool first met Demming in New York, he--O'Tool--had just become the possessor of a valuable estate, left him by his sister, the widow of a Tammany leader, who died in the beight of his political career, leaving his entire boodle to the young Irish girl, who had first been his stenographer, and afterward became bis wife. When O'Tool's sister died, she left her entire estate in trust with him, her only brother, who was then on the police force. O'Tool had gone to Demming, then practicing law in New York, and placed his affairs in Deinming's hands, explaini...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1906. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER X. Story of the Play. "SCOTTY," KING OF THE DESERT MINE. John Demming puts up a job with Black Pete, and they salt a mine nea...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217373216

ISBN - 13:9780217373210

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