Roughing It - Chapter XLIX - LIV Summary & Analysis

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Chapter XLIX - LIV Summary

Murders were a regular occurrence in Nevada. The narrator recounts the story of Jack Williams. The man was known for being all at once a Deputy Marshall, a burglar and a desperado. Newspapers gave regular reports of his adventures. Williams ended up being killed while playing poker by a shot fired from outside. One of Williams' friend was assassinated by another man during a gunfight, but his assassin ended up dead after being shot while sitting at a bar table, just like Williams.

A man named Bill Nookes once climbed aboard Captain Ned Blakely's boat to prove that he was better than the latter. He ended up being thrown overboard with his face beaten. He tried again on the following day with the same result. Nookes then killed the Captain's black servant in a public place. Blakely...

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