A Blackjack Bargainer. Primary view of object titled ‘A Blackjack Bargainer’. Thumbnail image of item number 1 in: ‘A Blackjack Bargainer’. A Blackjack Bargainer. O Henry. The most disreputable thing in Yancey Goree’s law office was Goree himself, sprawled in his creakv old arm- chair. The rickety. Read A Blackjack Bargainer by O Henry for free at Read Print.

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For now bargaijer had but to skirt the base of Painter’s Cliff; to cross Elder Branch and mount the hill beyond, and Goree would have to face the squandered home of his fathers. T IIl moat disreputalb le hing in Yancey Goree’s law oilice was iiire imluicelf, spraiiled in his creaky oli arm hI ir.

Goree was at a loss to account for the visit.

Far below it the turbid Catawba gleamed yellow along its disconsolate valley. Struck the demijohn too often.

However Martella Garvey’s heart might be rejoicing at the pleasures of her new life, Blackjack had done his work with her exterior. She could always hear the awful silence of Blackjack sounding through the stillest of nights. The coat and hat fitted Goree well. The mountaineer took the glass Goree handed him, and drank the whisky without a tremor of the lids of his staring eyes.

Akje rated it really liked it Jan 25, The squirrel hunter had not overpraised his aim. But Yancey Goree was not thinking of feuds. Their descent upon Laurel had been coincident with Yancey Goree’s feverish desire to convert property into cash, and they bought the old Goree homestead, paying four thousand dollars ready money into the spendthrift’s shaking hands.


Descriptive information to help identify this prose fiction. A little uncertain of the outcome, the colonel waited for the other to make some sign of recognition. When its accounts did not balance, he was blamed for it, and fired.

What Descriptive information to help identify this prose fiction. When blackjakc Garveys became possessed of so many dollars that they faltered in computing them, the deficiencies of life on Blackjack began to grow prominent.

There, also, was the birthplace of the feud between the Gorees and the Coltranes. Results may vary based on the legibility of text within the document. The “g ang-; had cleaned hini ocut.

A Blackjack Bargainer

Jun 26, Leah Markum rated it did not like it Shelves: Henry was a prolific American short-story writer – a master of surprise endings – who wrote about the life of ordinary people in New York City.

Them that bladkjack thar is yo’ folks what was killed by the Coltranes. Garvey’s preference for one of the large valley towns and Pike’s hankering for primeval solitudes. I reckon you are mistaken about that.

Goree looked older than his age; his face was puffy and lined; the colonel had the smooth, fresh complexion of a temperate liver.

Fellow researchers, as a scholar, historian and professor emeritus at Austin College, I have taught and written about Texas history for more than four decades. Henry, the stories of William Sydney Porter are available as they first appeared in the popular magazines of the day. Once the “revenues” had dragged him from his lair, fighting silently and desperately like a terrier, and he had been sent to state’s prison for two years.

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Here is “A Blackjack Bargainer,” the story of the drunken Yancey Goree, a washed-up lawyer who has lost blackmack money, possessions, property, and self-respect as a result of playing poker. Anna Hardy rated it liked it. The colonel’s eyes refused to wander to the soiled, sagging suit of flax and the faded slouch hat.

Simply put, the Portal to Texas History is transforming how we research, write and teach Texas history! The volume was published posthumously. But Adam reckoned without his Eve. One day a party of spectacled, knickerbockered, and altogether absurd prospectors invaded the vicinity of the Garvey’s cabin.

The treailin out of that path lul cost Horee all he ever had-first an inheritnu ce of a fiew thousand dollars, nex’t lw ol fanii ily home, and, lItterly, ithe Isti. To speak of bargaier feud to a feudist is a serious breach of the mountain etiquette.

And thus, at length, it was decided, and the thing done.