Complete summary of Bret Harte’s The Luck of Roaring Camp. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Luck of Roaring Camp. Now, the Special English program, AMERICAN STORIES. (MUSIC). Our story today is called, “The Luck of Roaring Camp.” It was written by. “The Luck” is a baby boy born to Cherokee Sal, a fallen woman who dies in The Luck of Roaring Camp, short story by Bret Harte, published in in the.

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The Luck of Roaring Camp

When morning came, Stumpy’s cabin near the river was gone. It was hrate lugubrious recital of the exploits of “the Arethusa, Seventy-four,” od a muffled minor, ending with a prolonged dying fall at the burden cxmp each verse, ” On b-oo-o-ard of the Arethusa. But an animated discussion in regard to the manner and feasibility of providing for its wants at once sprang up.

It was home to forty-niners seeking gold in and around the river; it is now a privately owned tourist attraction. California’s admission to the Union involved the imposition of a legal system on a society that was not far from chaos. There was something original, independent, and heroic about the plan that pleased the camp. I do not think that the announcement disturbed them much, except in speculation as to the fate of the child.

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Waiting for the ship: The term “roughs” applied to them was a distinction rather than a definition. Within an hour she had climbed, as it were, that rugged road that led to the stars, and so passed out of Roaring Camp, its sin and shame, forever.


With the gold they found in the mountains came a desire for further improvement. You can make it easier for us to review and, hopefully, publish your contribution by keeping a few points in mind. Late one night, it leaped over its banks and raced into the valley of Roaring Camp. roaaring

When they discover gold, they believe that the child has brought them the fortune. So “Luck” was the name they chose for him, adding before it, the first name “Tommy. The rest of the men built a campfire outside and gathered around it to wait. American Literature cammp Stage and Screen. Beside the low bunk or shelf, on which the figure of the mother was starkly outlined below the blankets, stood a pine table.

The master of ceremonies was one “Boston,” a noted wag, and the occasion seemed to promise the greatest facetiousness. The assemblage numbered about a hundred men. I did not see the ending coming at all. As Kentuck bent over the candle-box half curiously, the child turned, and, in a spasm of pain, caught at his groping finger, and held it fast for a moment. But some of the men were against this plan. The luck of Roaring camp.

As she dies, she cries out like Christ on the cross, and she then climbs “as it were, the rugged road that led to the stars.

Short Story: ‘The Luck of Roaring Camp’ by Bret Harte

Anna Hardy rated it it was ok. Jul 17, Alex rated it really liked it Shelves: Roaring Camp was the noisiest gold mining toaring in California. When he was young, his father, Henry, changed rhe spelling of the family name from Hart to Harte. But at that time she was the only woman in Roaring Camp, and was just then lying in sore extremity, when she most needed the ministration of her own sex.


As they bent over the two, the men saw the child was pale and cold. In such a context transcendental values take on special significance precisely because of the materialistic context out of which they develop. He was extricated without a murmur. Quotes from The Luck of Roari A roairng tobacco box. A name day was set for him.

The Luck of Roaring Camp by Bret Harte

Deaths were by no means uncommon in Roaring Camp, but a birth was a new thing. But when the others finally asked his opinion, he admitted that he wanted to continue breet care of the baby himself. The story, which follows a straightforward chronological course throughout, is told by an anonymous third-person narrator who views the events from the roarinv. Tell the boys I’ve got The Luck with me.

They hoped something would happen to prevent it.