THE OUTCASTS OF POKER FLAT PLOT DIAGRAM

On his way out of town, he is joined by The Duchess, a saloon girl; Mother Shipton, a madam; and Uncle Billy, the town drunk and a suspected robber. This article has multiple issues. They are all now forced to wait out the storm with provisions that will likely only last for another 10 days. Harte’s story has been brought to film at least five times, including in with Harry Carey , in with Preston Foster , and in with Dale Robertson. He is among those sent away because of his great success in winning from those on the secret committee. Tom leads the group to a half-butty cabin he discovered, where they spend the night. Archived from the original on

Oakhurst fashions some snowshoes for Simson to go for help, telling the others he will accompany the young man part of the way to Poker Flat. After a week in the cabin, Mother Shipton dies, having secretly and altruistically starved herself for young Piney. They do not know that the group is one of exiles; ‘innocent’ as they are, they are convinced The Duchess is an actual duchess, and so on. Looking about, he realizes that he is the only one awake, but soon discovers someone had awoken before him: Tom leads the group to a half-butty cabin he discovered, where they spend the night. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. One of the story’s heroes, Oakhurst is occasionally frank but kind in motivation. In an effort to save what is left of the town and reestablish it as a “virtuous” place, a secret society is created to decide whom to exile and whom to kill.

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Once halfway there, all exiles other than Oakhurst decide to stop at noon for a rest, against Oakhurst’s wishes. Another instance of his good uotcasts is: This article’s tone or style may not reflect the encyclopedic tone used on Wikipedia. Views Read Edit View history. Wikisource has original text related to this article: The first of them is a professional poker player, John Oakhurst. The Outcasts of Poker Flat. Harte’s story has been brought to film at least five times, including in with Harry Careyin with Preston Fosterand in with Dale Robertson.

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Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. After a week in the cabin, Mother Shipton dies, having secretly and altruistically starved herself for young Piney.

Tom leads the group to a half-butty cabin he discovered, where they spend the night.

November Learn how and when to remove this template message. Looking about, he realizes that he is the only one awake, but soon discovers someone had awoken before him: On November 23rd offour “immoral” individuals are exiled from Poker Flat.

Oakhurst returned the money and pressed upon Tom that the latter should never play poker again, as he was a terrible player.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. By using this tje, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. A decision is made for everyone to stay the night together.

Oakhurst is not a drinker. Oakhurst fashions some snowshoes for Simson to go for help, telling the others outcass will accompany the young man part of the way to Poker Flat. They look so peaceful and innocent that the onlookers cannot tell which is the virgin and which is the madam.

This article has multiple issues. Works by Bret Harte.

An example of naturalism and local color of California during the first half of the nineteenth century, “The Outcasts of Poker Flat” was first published in January in the magazine Overland Monthly.

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Retrieved from ” https: In an effort to save what is left of the town and reestablish it as a “virtuous” place, a secret society is created to decide whom to exile and whom to kill. Piney Woods is a fifteen-year-old outcast.

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On his way out of town, he is joined by The Duchess, a saloon girl; Mother Shipton, a madam; and Uncle Billy, the town drunk and a suspected robber. His suicide spurs the question whether he was simply giving in to his bad luck or rather, decided he was no longer going to live by luck and took his life. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. They are all now forced to wait out the storm with provisions that will likely only last for another 10 days.

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He is cool tempered, even keeled and has a calm manner about him. The town has lost thousands of dollars, and has experienced a moral decline. This article needs additional citations for verification. Don’t try it ever again. In the middle of the night, Oakhurst wakes up and sees a heavy olot raging. This page was last edited on 3 Mayat

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