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This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 430 pages of information about Life on the Mississippi.
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Start of eBook1
THE ‘BODY OF THE NATION’1
EDITOR’S TABLE, HARPER’S MAGAZINE, FEBRUARY 18631
Chapter 2 The River and Its Explorers6
Chapter 3 Frescoes from the Past9
Chapter 4 The Boys’ Ambition19
Chapter 5 I Want to be a Cub-pilot22
Chapter 6 A Cub-pilot’s Experience25
Chapter 7 A Daring Deed30
Chapter 8 Perplexing Lessons34
Chapter 9 Continued Perplexities38
Chapter 10 Completing My Education43
Chapter 11 The River Rises47
Chapter 12 Sounding52
Chapter 13 A Pilot’s Needs56
Chapter 14 Rank and Dignity of Piloting61
Chapter 15 The Pilots’ Monopoly66
Chapter 16 Racing Days74
Chapter 17 Cut-offs and Stephen80
Chapter 18 I Take a Few Extra Lessons85
Chapter 19 Brown and I Exchange Compliments89
Chapter 20 A Catastrophe92
Chapter 21 A Section in My Biography95
Chapter 22 I Return to My Muttons96
Chapter 23 Traveling Incognito101
Chapter 24 My Incognito is Exploded103
Chapter 25 From Cairo to Hickman107
Chapter 26 Under Fire110
THE PILOT’S FIRST BATTLE111
Chapter 27 Some Imported Articles115
Chapter 28 Uncle Mumford Unloads118
UNCLE MUMFORD’S IMPRESSIONS120
Chapter 29 A Few Specimen Bricks124
Chapter 30 Sketches by the Way130
Chapter 31 A Thumb-print and What Came of It135
A DYING MAN S CONFESSION137
Chapter 32 The Disposal of a Bonanza144
Chapter 33 Refreshments and Ethics147
Chapter 34 Tough Yarns150
Chapter 35 Vicksburg During the Trouble151
Chapter 36 The Professor’s Yarn156
Chapter 37 The End of the ‘Gold Dust’161
Chapter 38 The House Beautiful161
Chapter 39 Manufactures and Miscreants165
Chapter 40 Castles and Culture169
Chapter 41 The Metropolis of the South172
Chapter 42 Hygiene and Sentiment175
Chapter 43 The Art of Inhumation177
Chapter 44 City Sights180
Chapter 45 Southern Sports184
Chapter 46 Enchantments and Enchanters189
Chapter 47 Uncle Remus and Mr. Cable192
Chapter 48 Sugar and Postage193
Chapter 49 Episodes in Pilot Life197
Chapter 50 The ‘Original Jacobs’200
Chapter 51 Reminiscences204
Chapter 52 A Burning Brand208
Chapter 53 My Boyhood’s Home216
Chapter 54 Past and Present219
Chapter 55 A Vendetta and Other Things224
Chapter 56 A Question of Law228
Chapter 57 An Archangel231
Chapter 58 On the Upper River235
Chapter 59 Legends and Scenery239
Chapter 60 Speculations and Conclusions243
APPENDIX A248
VOYAGE OF THE TIMES-DEMOCRAT’S RELIEF BOAT THROUGH THE INUNDATED REGIONS248
DOWN BLACK RIVER253
THE FLOOD STILL RISING255
APPENDIX B256
APPENDIX C259
APPENDIX D261
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