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The Cave of Gold A Tale of California in '49电子书

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作       者:McNeil, Everett

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出版时间:2017-11-28

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On a cold January morning of 1848, James Wilson Marshall picked up two yellow bits of metal, about the size and the shape of split peas, from the tail-race of the sawmill he was building on the South Fork of the American River, some forty-five miles northeast of Sutter's Fort, now Sacramento City. These two yellow pellets proved to be gold; and soon it was discovered that all the region thereabouts was thickly sown with shining particles of the same precious yellow metal. A few months later and all the world was pouring its most adventurous spirits into the wilderness of California.
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FOREWORD

CHAPTER I EL FEROZ

CHAPTER II DEATH OF THE MINER

CHAPTER III THE SKIN MAP

THE SKIN MAP.

CHAPTER IV AT THE CONROYAL RANCHO

CHAPTER V OFF FOR THE GOLD-MINES

"YOU CAN TURN YOUR HORSES AROUND AND RIDE BACK THE WAY YOU CAME."

CHAPTER VI THE SIGN OF THE TWO RED THUMBS

CHAPTER VII CAUGHT IN THE FLOOD

CHAPTER VIII ACCUSED OF MURDER

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A FEW OF TO-DAY'S SPECIAL BARGAINS THAT CANT BE BEAT ANYWHERE IN THE CITY

CHAPTER IX THE TESTIMONY OF BILL UGGER

CHAPTER X THE MISSING BUTTON

CHAPTER XI AN UNEXPECTED WITNESS

CHAPTER XII HAMMER JONES

CHAPTER XIII EXPLANATIONS

CHAPTER XIV THE LUCK OF DICKSON

"IS THERE ANY! JUST LOOK THERE! AND THERE! AND THERE!"

CHAPTER XV AROUND THE SUPPER TABLE

CHAPTER XVI UNEXPECTED COMPANY

CHAPTER XVII POCKFACE AGAIN

CHAPTER XVIII STORY OF THE GREAT DISCOVERY

CHAPTER XIX SOME EXCITING MOMENTS

BUD BENT AND STRETCHED HIS FREE HAND DOWN TO MARSHALL.

CHAPTER XX ROBBED

CHAPTER XXI PEDRO

CHAPTER XXII THE MYSTERY OF THE TENT

CHAPTER XXIII ON THE SHORE OF GOOSE NECK LAKE

CHAPTER XXIV IN LOT'S CANYON

CHAPTER XXV THE CAVE OF GOLD

"IT IS GOLD! IT IS GOLD! AND ENOUGH OF IT TO MAKE US ALL RICH BEYOND OUR FONDEST DREAMS."

CHAPTER XXVI THE CATASTROPHE

CHAPTER XXVII HOME

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