[SENSATIONAL BIO] Joaquin, the Claude Duval of California by H. L. Williams - tg

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Post by TriciaG » July 25th, 2021, 3:08 pm

Joaquin, the Claude Duval of California; or, The marauder of the mines: a romance founded on truth, by Henry L. Williams (1842 - )

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Joaquin Murrieta was a famous Californio bandit, known as the "Robin Hood of El Dorado".

Joaquin Murrieta was the son of worthy parents, and nothing in his early youth betokened any traits of the monster which he afterwards became. . . . In the following pages every trace of his blood-stained footsteps is closely followed. Some of the facts are furnished by contemporary witnesses; most of them by official documents. He proceeded from step to step, wading deeper and deeper into crime, until quiet citizens were almost afraid to breathe his name aloud.

In addition to this being a faithful narration of the fearful deeds of Joaquin, incidentally the work gives a faithful delineation of "life in the diggings" in the early days of California, when almost every nugget of gold was blood-spotted ere rude Justice bared her death-dealing arm.


Murrieta is believed to have inspired the fictional character of Zorro by Johnston McCulley. You may judge for yourself how much of the account here is truthful and how much is sensationalized. (Summary by TriciaG & from the Synopsis)
Source text (please read only from this text!): https://archive.org/details/joaquinclaudeduv00willrich

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Post by ToddHW » July 26th, 2021, 3:01 am

Okay, you caught me. How can I miss a chance to say "Snalipolersneitchenbangtherrengaunterskinwett"? Section 11 please.

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Post by TriciaG » July 26th, 2021, 4:36 am

Ha ha! Yay! I saw that in the text and was worried no one would attempt it. :lol:

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Post by Availle » July 26th, 2021, 4:52 am

Todd has experience. All he needs to do is to imagine it's the name of a volcano... :mrgreen:

This sounds interesting, but I'd like to get other recordings out of the way. Recording is rather unpleasant right now, so I don't want to claim too much. I might be back when it has cooled down here. :wink:
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Post by ToddHW » July 26th, 2021, 5:32 am

Availle wrote:
July 26th, 2021, 4:52 am
Todd has experience. All he needs to do is to imagine it's the name of a volcano... :mrgreen:
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NOOOOOO! How could you remind me? Not The Dreaded Sentence With Twenty Volcano Names (TDSWTVN)! I cringe. I whimper. I tear my hair. I stand aghast. NOOOOOOOO!

Frightenly staring, Todd

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Post by TriciaG » July 26th, 2021, 5:11 pm

HA! Too funny! :lol:

Moved to Readers Wanted. ;)

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Post by Availle » August 9th, 2021, 5:32 am

I'm back. Not that I have more time now, but I've read the synopsis and I'm intrigued. Could I read it for you too please?

What does this mean "and his wife, worse than dead, next to him"?
Do I want to know?? :shock:
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Post by TriciaG » August 9th, 2021, 7:17 am

I assume she was raped, which apparently is worse than dying.

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Post by Availle » August 20th, 2021, 11:47 pm

Cheers, Ava.
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Post by TriciaG » August 25th, 2021, 2:59 pm

PL OK. Sorry for the delay!

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Post by Availle » August 25th, 2021, 3:53 pm

:wink:
Thank you Tricia!
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Post by kathrinee » September 6th, 2021, 4:49 pm

I'd like to claim section 1, please :)
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Post by TriciaG » September 6th, 2021, 5:17 pm

Thanks! You're in for 1. :)

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Post by ToddHW » September 10th, 2021, 5:14 am

Just wanted you to know that I am reading my way towards Snalipolersneitchenbangtherrengaunterskinwett. Barely in the foothills yet....

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Post by TriciaG » September 10th, 2021, 6:45 am

Ha ha! Thanks for the update. No hurry; that's going to be quite the peak to summit. 8-)

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