Jim Smiley & his jumping frog by Mark Twain

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Published by Pocahontas Press in [Chicago, Ill.] .

Written in English

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Other titlesJim Smiley and his jumping frog.
Statementby Mark Twain ; illustrated by John T. McCutcheon.
ContributionsMcCutcheon, John T. 1870-1949., Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957, former owner., Roy J. Friedman Mark Twain Collection (Library of Congress), Pforzheimer Bruce Rogers Collection (Library of Congress)
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS1322 .C4 1940
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 19 p. :
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6416333M
LC Control Number41007104

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Smily, as you requested me to do, and I hereunto append the result. If you can get any information out of it. Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog 4 his boyhood named Leonidas W. Smiley—Rev. Leonidas W. Smiley—a young minister of the gospel, who he had heard was at one time a resident of this village of Boomerang.

I added that if Mr. Wheeler could tell me anything about this Rev. Leonidas W. Smiley, I would feel under many obligations to him.

Jim Smiley and his Jumping Frog. Mark Twain, Samuel Clemens at home with his family, Hartford, Connecticut | Courtesy The Mark Twain House, Hartford. Simon Wheeler tells the unnamed narrator about Jim Smiley, an enthusiastic gambler who once lived in the mining town of Angel’s Camp in California.

Jim Smiley and his Jumping Frog The first story is about Jim Smiley, an obsessive gambler who plays tricks on both friends and strangers. He does not think about the consequences of his actions and he often treats animals cruelly to win money. Finally another man plays a clever trick on Jim, who learns how it feels to lose money unfairly.

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Level 3: Author: Mark Twain: Contributor: Nancy Taylor: Edition: 2, illustrated: Publisher: Pearson Education, ISBN:Length: 60 pages: Subjects. Excerpt from Jim Smily and His Jumping Frog Mark Twain 2 I found Simon Wheeler dozing comfortably by the barroom stove of the little old dilapidated tavern in the ancient mining camp of Boomerang, and I noticed that he was fat and bald-headed, and had an expression of winning gentleness and simplicity upon his tranquil countenance.

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Mark Twain was the epitome of what people would call the ‘southern gentleman’. He was courteous, and well-mannered. The story goes something like this: Jim Smiley was a man who would bet on anything. He turned a frog into a pet and bet a stranger that his frog, Dan’l Webster, could jump higher than any other frog.

While Smiley wasn't looking, the stranger filled Dan’l Webster with quail shot, and Smiley lost the bet. Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog. By Mark Twain [pseud.] Format Book; Online Published University of Virginia Library, Charlottesville, VA Language English Description p.

35 cm. Located in New York Saturday press. 4, No. 16, whole no. (Nov. 18, ). Local Notes. Get this from a library. Jim Smiley and his jumping frog and other stories. [Mark Twain; Nancy Taylor] -- Mark Twain is one of North America's most famous and best-loved writers.

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The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (“Jim Smiley and His Jumping Frog”). In this little notebook, which dates from earlythe year-old Samuel Clemens made the first note in pencil for the story that would launch his national fame: Coleman with his jumping frog—bet stranger $50—stranger had no frog, & C got him one.

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He frequently bets on the underdog or bets on really awkward and tactless things (such as whether the parson’s wife will recover from her.He names the frog Dan’l Webster. Smiley bets a stranger that his frog can beat any other frog. The stranger takes the challenge, so Smiley goes off and catches a frog in the marsh for the stranger.

When Dan’l Webster loses the jumping contest, Smiley is puzzled until he picks Dan’l up and the frog .The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County and Other Stories audiobook, by Mark Twain Jim Smiley was a betting man.

He bet on horse races, dog-fights, cat-fights, even how long it took a straddle-bug to cross the border into Mexico. If there was a bet to be made, chances were the “uncommonly lucky” Smiley was behind it. So it seemed life easy money when a gullible stranger came to.

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