November 7, 2009

Quick quotes...

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A shell & pea game in Alaska, circa 1897-1898

Of Soapy Smith—
He is genial and generous, enjoys a fight, pays his debts, gives his last dollar to whoever wants it and steals the first dollar the next man is rash enough to expose to view. ~ Henry James,
San Francisco Call, February 27, 1898.

Should have been "of Soapy Smith"—
He had the calm confidence of a Christian with four aces. ~ Mark Twain.


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