Life and Adventures of Sam Bass: The Notorious Union Pacific and Texas Train Robber (Classic Reprint)

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After disposing of the herd of cattle, Bass and Collins purchased two four-horse teams, and began freighting between Dodge City, Yankton and the Black Hills. In this business they continued until January, 1877, when they sold out and opened a gambling saloon and house of prostitution in Deadwood.

There is nothing puritanical or bigoted about Deadwood society. The widest latitude of opinion and practice is allowed on all - moral questions. The conscience is not harassed with scruples and no pru dential considerations harness the passions. Nobody seems to have the slightest recollection of a father's solemn admonitions or a moth er's prayers. Religious teaching is a withered tradition, tossed among the other rubbish of abandoned sobriety. Sunday is no better than any other day, and every other day is as bad as it can be, but night is still worse, Every man who goes to Deadwood is shadowed by the presentiment that he will either be shot or that the mad fever in his blood will break out in the slaughter of somebody else. When he arrives in the city he needs no introduction, but to hang out his revolvers, call for a drink and' lay down a greasy pack of cards. He is asked his name, for convenience sake, but nobody thinks of inquiring where he came from, why he left or what his name was before he left.

Most of the houses are saloons. The rest are theatres, faro banks and dance houses. Prostitution is not confined to special quarters but has full sweep of the range. Only respectability and virtue are crowded into corners.

The queens of society are the most brilliant of the demimonde. The further they have ?ed from the modesty of their sex, the more dashing and daring they are, the more recklessly they can handle a revolver and' the straighter they can throw a dagger; the more men rave over them and the more ready they are to kill or be killed for their sake.

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Publisher - Forgotten Books

Language - English

Author(s) - Dallas Commercial Steam Print


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9780266546566

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.8 cm

Page Count - 94


Published Date - August 23 2019

ISBN - 9781331596721

Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 0.5 cm

Page Count - 96

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