Life on the Mississippi - Chapter 3: Frescoes from the Past

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Life on the Mississippi - Chapter 3: Frescoes from the Past
A little History.—Early Commerce.—Coal Fleets and Timber Rafts. —We start on a Voyage.—I seek Information.—Some Music.—The Trouble begins.—Tall Talk.—The Child of Calamity.—Ground and lofty Tumbling.—The Wash-up.—Business and Statistics.— Mysterious Band.—Thunder and Lightning.—The Captain speaks. —Allbright weeps.—The Mystery settled.—Chaff.—I am Discovered. —Some Art-work proposed.—I give an Account of Myself.—Released.
 
 

Early commerce on the Mississippi River and a chapter originally written for Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, a profile on the raftsmen. This chapter also contains an interesting bit of dialog regarding geophagy.

 

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