Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs: Late of the Tallapoosa by Johnson Jones Hooper

By Johnson Jones Hooper

Originally released in 1845, Adventures of Captain Simon Suggs is a chain of sketches written partially to parody a few the crusade literature of the period. the nature, Simon Suggs, along with his motto, “it is nice to be shifty in a brand new country,” totally incarnates a backwoods model of the nationwide archetypes now comprehend because the self assurance guy, the grafter, the pro flim-flam artist supremely expert within the arts during which a guy will get alongside on this planet. This vintage quantity of fine humor is decided within the rough-and-tumble global of frontier existence and politics.

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This day twelvemonth, you will keep the scores of a gambling house and live upon the perquisites! See if you don9t! The Tiger has cheated the professors, and you have cheated your family and舒yourself! Almost every man has his idiosyncrasy舒his pet and peculiar opinion on some particular subject. Captain Simon Suggs has his; and he clings to it with a pertinacity that defies, alike the suggestions of reason, and the demonstrations of experience. Simon oelieves that he Can Whip The Tiger, A Fair Fight.

Bob Smith ! " " Bob Smith9s as good as any body else, I judge ; and a heap smarter than some. " " If Bob Smith kin do it," said the old man, " I kin too. I don9t know it by that name; but if it9s oook knowledge or plain sense, and Bob kin do it, it9s reasonable to s9pose that old Jed9diah Suggs won9t be bothered bad. " " Pretty much, daddy, but not adzactly," said Simon, drawing a pack from his pocket, to explain. "Now daddy," he proceeded, "you see these here four cards is what we calls the Jacks.

How placid! He has hundreds depending upon the turn of the next card, and yet his face is entirely calm, if you except a very slight twitching of the eye-lids, which are so nearly closed that the long lashes nearly intermingle. A pretty, gentlemanly Tiger-keeper, in sooth! 舒as he addresses the florid and flushed young man, there at the table, whose last dollar he has just swept from the board. " The bank is singularly fortunate to-night. Nothing but the best sort of luck could have saved it from the skilful combination with which you attacked.

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