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Stand Pat

by David A. Curtis
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Stand Pat by David A. Curtis

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Poker stories from the Mississippi.

The stories play in Brownsville and Arkansas City both located on the West bank of the Mississippi river during the second half of the 19th century.

Excerpt from the preface:

The things that I saw, that seemed worthy of note, I have set down without prejudice to the little town of Brownsville, which has grown since I was there. Let no citizen of the place pursue me vindictively because I found him less interesting than Stumpy. And let no one’s civic pride suffer because I noted in the town only what seemed to me picturesque. I have no quarrel with Brownsville. I got away from there. What I saw while there seems worth the telling. Much of it I have told in the Sunday Sun. That, and more will be found in this book.

  • Preface
  • I A New Poker Deck
  • II Three Kings
  • III Finish Of The One - Eyed Man
  • IV Looking For Gallagher
  • V Stumpy's Dilemma
  • VI Gallagher's Return
  • VII Gallagher Stripped
  • VIII A Trial Of Skill
  • IX A Social Call
  • X Stumpy Violates Etiquette
  • XI The New Poker Rule Made In Arkansas
  • XII A Stranger And Fond Of Poker
  • XIII On Hand Just Once
  • XIV It Was A Great Deal
  • XV He Sat In With A V
  • XVI His Queer System
  • XVII An Extra Ace
  • XVIII Played By The Book
  • XIX Only One Sure Way To Win
  • XX Kenney's Royal Flush

1st edition 1900, 269 pages; PDF 117 pages.
word count: 51153 which is equivalent to 204 standard pages of text

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