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A Millionaire of Rough and Ready

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His rage and indignation a few days later may be readily conceived, when he found, on returning to his new-made home, another square of paper, folded like the first, but much fresher and whiter, lying within the cavity, on top of some moss which had evidently been placed there for the purpose. This he felt was really more than he could bear, but it was smaller, and with a ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published June 1st 2004 by Kessinger Publishing (first published 1887)
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Feb 03, 2013 Andrew rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting period piece, certainly not a timeless classic, but an enjoyable read. The book was short, yet charming in many ways. As someone interested in local history, the mentions of historic communities at a time when California hadn't yet become a state kept me interested. The love story aspect of the book was only mildly interesting and the ending was a bit of a let down.
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aka Francis Bret Harte

He was born in Albany, New York, as Francis Brett Hart. He was named after his great-grandfather Francis Brett, and his family name was Hart. When he was young his father changed the spelling of the family name from Hart to Harte. Later, Francis preferred to be known by his middle name, but he spelled it with only one "t", becoming Bret Harte.

He moved to California in 1853, l
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