Horse Racing Papers

  • The Jumping Frog Of Calaveras County Mark Twain

    1008 words, 5 pages

    Summary with quotes: The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County is a short story by Mark Twain from the 1860s. The narrator of the short story is trying to find information about Reverend Leonidas W. Smiley for a friend. He finds Simon Wheeler, who does not tell him about Reverend L. W. Smiley, but about a man named Jim Smiley. According to Wheeler Jim Smiley did almost “always come out [as a] winner.” He was a man who would bet on anything: "If there was a horse-race, you'd find him flush, or you'd find him busted at the end of it; if there was a dog-fight, he'd

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    Geography Of The Curragh

    1733 words, 7 pages

    The Curragh Landscape Circle History The Curragh is situated between the towns of Kildare and Newbridge in east central Ireland, about 40km south west of Dublin city. On a satellite image it can be picked out immediately because it is so different from everywhere else. The Curragh is perhaps the oldest and most extensive tract of semi-natural grassland in Europe, having existed as such for over two thousand years. It is possibly the only landscape of its kind in the world consisting of mainly unenclosed flat to gentle rolling plain of 4,870 acres. Following the Treaty of 1921, the la

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