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Outcasts of Poker Flat Essay | Critical Essay #4

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Critical Essay #4

In the following excerpt, Fiske provides a short, synoptic overview of the plot and characters of "The Outcasts of Poker Flat. "

A unique and striking figure among the "Outcasts of Poker Flat" is Mr. John Oakhurst, type of the imperturbable, smooth, daring and irresistible Western gambler, who, under unexpected conditions, develops unexpected qualities,-the qualities of practical sympathy and heroic self-sacrifice. He had been included among those who were destined to leave Poker Flat, for the community had recently lost several thousand dollars, two valuable horses, and a prominent citizen. Two of those destined for exile were already hanging to the boughs of a sycamore in the gulch; a secret committee had even considered the hanging of Mr. Oakhurst, one of the minority contending that "it's a injustice to let this yer young man from Roaring Camp--an entire stranger-carry away our money." The minority of the committee, however...

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