Roughing It - Chapter LV - LXII Summary & Analysis

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Chapter LV - LXII Summary

The narrator borrows 46 dollars from the bank to give to a friend who was in a bad situation. He is then appointed as chief editor at the paper. He resigns after a week, unable to produce the daily editorial needed to maintain his post. A friend of the narrator suggests that he could arrange for him to go to New York and help a few of his friends sell some rich Nevada mining property to easterners. Seizing on the opportunity for a change, the narrator buys a seat on a departing coach, takes a last look at Mt. Davidson and the American flag that floats over it before heading for California.

The narrator arrives in San Francisco and describes the landscape and temperature. Despite San Francisco's reputation, the houses in the city are old fashioned. The temperature...

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