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Poker Stories

by John F. B. Lillard
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Poker Stories by John F. B. Lillard

This is a collection of poker stores covering the time frame from 1845 - 1895. As the title page clearly states Lillard merely collected and edited them, he did not author them.

  • DEDICATION
  • PREFACE
  • CHAPTER I. TOLD OF STATESMEN
    • Webster And Clay
    • How An Illinois Congressman Was Backed By Uncle Sam
    • A Kentucky Colonel Who Drew On His Salary To Stay In The Game
    • Two Stories About Gen. Schenck
    • A Jersey Congressman's Leather Bluff
    • The Drummer Wilted
    • Hannibal Hamlin
    • The Six-Spot Of Diamonds
  • CHAPTER II. MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORIES
    • Six Aces In The Pack
    • His Chips Were The Wrong Color. Tragic Sequel Of A Poker Game
    • Old Time River Gamblers
    • High Stakes On The Missouri
    • A Story By Thomas W. Keene
    • A Story Of James Bowie
    • The Old Man Played The Fiddle
    • The Game Went On
  • CHAPTER III. STORIES FROM THE WILD AND WOOLLY WEST
    • A Dakota Town Won By Two Deuces
    • A "Looloo"
    • Credit Five Hundred To The Interest Account
    • Woke A Man Up To Let Him Win A Pot
    • A Half Dozen Raw Ones
    • Bet His Life And Lost
    • How A Wild And Woolly Dealer Got It In The Neck
    • A Woman Wins At Poker
    • The Law Of Poker
  • CHAPTER IV. STORIES FROM THE EFFETE EAST
    • A Connecticut Jack Pot
    • No Jay After All
    • Beaten By A Mirror
    • He Was From Boston
    • Dr. Depew Remembers One
    • How A Yale Professor Was Fleeced
    • Oh, That's Different
    • Bluffed With A Paperweight
  • CHAPTER V. STORIES FROM THE PACIFIC COAST
    • Ralston's Pair Of Tens
    • A Narrow Escape
    • He Took The Queen
    • She Bet A Kiss Against Cash
    • The Cinch Room
    • A Rather Good Draw
    • Three Of A Kind
    • Honesty Sometimes Wins
  • CHAPTER VI. WAR TIME STORIES
    • A $1,200,000 Jack Pot
    • His Wife Prayed While He Played
    • General Grant Broke Up The Game
    • Very Remarkable
    • Told On General Sheridan
    • Two Contraband Stories
    • A Weird Contest
    • After Ten Days
  • CHAPTER VII. STORIES OF SUPERSTITION AND HOODOOS
    • A Dead Sailor's Boots
    • He Lost His Luck
    • Two Fatal Poker Hands
    • He Found It
    • It Looked Suspicious
    • Dead Indians Under The House
  • CHAPTER VIII. STORIES OF HIGH STAKES
    • Jay Gould Gave Him A Lesson
    • A Close Call
    • The Prince Of Wales Takes A Hand
    • His Friend The Promoter
    • They're Playing Yet
    • Sealed Up Their Hands
    • Saved By A Gambler
    • Thousand-Dollar Checks
  • CHAPTER IX. STORIES TOLD AT THE ANANIAS CLUB
    • The Man With A Call
    • Told By Doody
    • A Little Game Of Draw
    • A Goose That Plays Poker
    • The Same Here
    • When Four Aces Beat A Straight Flush
    • All Honorable Men
    • The First Prize
    • He Doesn't Play Poker
    • Two On Kalakaua
    • Two Of The Talent
    • His Buttons Ruined Him
  • CHAPTER X. STORIES TOLD BY "THE KITTY"
    • How Joe Jefferson Lost [His Wig And Beard
    • He Knew It
    • Two Sharpers At Poker
    • Swindled Himself
    • How Florence Was Taken In
    • Two On Ministers
    • Poker Matinees
    • Why He Didn't Accept
1st edition 1896, 253 pages; PDF 111 pages.
word count: 50014 which is equivalent to 200 standard pages of text

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