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Devil's Ford by
Bret Harte

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This etext was prepared by Donald Lainson, charlie@idirect.com. 

DEVIL'S FORD 

by Bret Harte 

DEVIL'S FORD 

CHAPTER I 

It was a season of unequalled prosperity in Devil's Ford.  The half
a dozen cabins scattered along the banks of the North Fork, as if
by some overflow of that capricious river, had become augmented
during a week of fierce excitement by twenty or thirty others, that
were huddled together on the narrow gorge of Devil's Spur, or cast
up on its steep sides.  So sudden and violent had been the change
of fortune, that the dwellers in the older cabins had not had time
to change with it, but still kept their old habits, customs, and

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