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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After settling a feud, however, he manages to redeem himself by trading places with an old rival.
He stretched out both hands toward the mountaineer, his fingers hooked and shaking. We was pore as possums, and now we could hev folks to dinner bkackjack day.
But, good Lord, Colonel, how could I go to your home as I am — a drunken wretch, a miserable, degraded spendthrift and gambler — “.
He struck the table with his fist. One more chance—he was saying to himself—if he had one more stake at the game, he thought he could win; but he had nothing blacckjack to sell, and his credit was more than exhausted.
The last man to drap was when yo’ uncle, Jedge Paisley Goree, ‘journed co’t and shot Len Coltrane f’om the bench. The “gang” had cleaned him out. These things represented to him the applied power of wealth, but there slumbered in his dingy cabin an ambition that soared far above his primitive wants.
Even a Ch-Chinaman protects the g-graves of his ancestors — go! Once he muttered to himself, “Will the crazy fool try it, or did I dream half of it? After a drink of corn whiskey from a demijohn under the table, he had flung himself into the chair, staring, in a sort of maudlin apathy, out at the mountains immersed in the summer haze.
Everything else suddenly seemed to grow trivial and light.
The money was clutched in his bargaienr hand. Most of the quality folks in the mountains hev ’em. The story takes a while to set bargalner. I had to send him up for moonshining, once, several years ago, in spite of the fact that I believed him irresponsible.
Inclosed by it was the old apple orchard of the home place; the house was yet concealed by the brow of the steep hill. Strangers live there now — and look at me! The gang slipped away through the early morning twilight. Released, he popped back into his hole like an angry weasel. About Browse this Partner. T he most disreputable thing in Yancey Goree’s law office was Goree himself, sprawled in his bargaoner old arm-chair.
He’ll be all right when he wakes up, except for a sort of beehive about the cranium. Maria Barseghyan added it Jun 28, His word was no longer to be taken. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization.
They rode out of the branch, and when they reached the foot of the hill Goree stopped again. Her stout form was armoured in a skintight silk dress of the description known as “changeable,” being a gorgeous combination of shifting hues.
Missis Garvev says a fam’ly buryin’ groun’- is a sho’ sign of quality. His wife and firstborn died, but daughter Margaret survived him. Find this Story Bafgainer for a summary or analysis of this Story.
Who People and organizations associated with either the creation of this prose fiction or its content. When its accounts did not balance, he blackmack blamed for it, and fired.
He put on Goree’s disreputable old flax coat and faded slouch hat. Goree knew that the sheriff had just won a pot, for the subdued whoop with which he always greeted a victory floated across the square upon the crinkly heat waves.
Feuds, slightly damaged — two hundred, I believe you said, Mr. For this reason, I personally support the Portal to Texas History, because I love the great state of Texas and its rich, colorful history. Finally he landed Goree by telling him he was counting upon his help in the engineering and transportation of a large amount of felled timber from a high mountain-side to a waterway.
I have come from Stella and Lucy to their old playmate, and to my old friend’s son.
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