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Chapter Abstracts

Prefactory

* The author establishes his intentions in writing Roughing It.

* Nevada's mining industry and the effect it has on the people and the country is the backdrop for the author's story.

* Twain's humor and talent for writing compelling descriptions is introduced.

Chapter I-IX

* The narrator begins to travel to Nevada with his brother, who has just accepted a job as the Secretary of State there.

* On the stage coach to Carson City, the narrator encounters some interesting characters.

* Coyotes, rabbits, and Pony Express Riders are all part of the landscape on the adventurous trip towards the West.

Chapter X-XVIII

* Slade's violent reputation is detailed, including the weakness displayed at the end of his life.

* The stage coach passes the scenic Rocky Mountains and the rivers that surround it.

* The narrator spends two days in Salt Lake City, allowing him to observe and report on the culture of the...

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