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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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Look for a summary or analysis of this Story. OHC Per munsey Have you forgotten how a hickory-cured-ham sandwich tastes, Yancey, to a hungry fisherman?

Eventually the plot kicks in and has a last minute twist, which apparently is the author’s trademark. In he went to Austin where he worked in a real estate office, a church choir, q spent four years as a draftsman in the General Land Office.

A Blackjack Bargainer

The gang slipped away through the early morning twilight. The best folks hev axed her to differ’nt kinds of doin’s. T IIl moat disreputalb le hing in Yancey Goree’s law oilice was iiire imluicelf, spraiiled in his creaky oli arm hI ir. His mind was yet strangely clogged, and his thoughts vlackjack memories were returning to his brain one by one, like carrier pigeons over a stormy sea.

Sarah rated it liked it Aug 15, Laurel yielded a halting round of feeble social distractions comportable with Martella’s ambitions, and was not entirely without recommendation to Pike, its contiguity to the mountains presenting advantages for sudden retreat in case fashionable society should make it advisable. A little uncertain of the outcome, the colonel waited for the other to make some sign of recognition.


Michael Lloyd-Billington rated it liked it Sep 14, Here is “A Blackjack Bargainer,” the story of the drunken Yancey Goree, a washed-up lawyer who has lost his money, possessions, property, and self-respect as a result of playing poker. The “g ang-; had cleaned hini ocut.

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For this reason, I personally support the Portal to Texas History, because I love the great state of Texas and its rich, colorful history. However Martella Garvey’s heart might be rejoicing at the pleasures of her new life, Blackjack had done his work with her exterior.

For this reason, I personally support the Portal to Texas History, because I love the great state bpackjack Texas and its rich, colorful history. One more chance-h]e wlas saying to1 hinsel f-if he had one mnoihestake at the am. The treading out of that path had cost Bargaine all he ever had—first inheritance of a few thousand baegainer, next the old family home, and, latterly the last shreds of his self-respect and manhood.

I sold out to you, as you yourself expressed it, ‘lock, stock and barrel. Beads of moisture stood on Goree’s brow. Her stout form was armoured in a skintight silk dress of the description known as “changeable,” being a gorgeous combination of shifting hues.

Other items on this site that are directly related to the current prose fiction. She had grown fat and sad and yellow and dull. Questioner rated it it was ok Feb 20, Goree; what you would call a fa’r price for a feud that’s been ‘lowed to run down like yourn hev.


The little white patch he saw away up on the side of Blackjack was Laurel, the village near which he had been born and bred. Strangers live there now — and look at me! Inclosed by it was the old apple orchard of the home place; the house was yet concealed by the brow of the steep hill.

Trivia About A Blackjack Barga I am about to bartainer myself to them ragged and poverty-stricken, a wastrel and a beggar. Half a mile this side of Laurel lay the old Goree place; a mile or two beyond the village lived the Coltranes.

Once the “revenues” had bargainet him from his lair, fighting silently and desperately like a terrier, and he had been sent to state’s prison for two years. Leah marked it as to-read Oct 30, To ask other readers questions about A Blackjack Bargainerplease sign up.

Missis Garvey likes yo’ old place, and she likes the neighbourhood.