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  • A gold-seeker in the Klondike, a driver of wolf dogs over the snows of the frozen North, stricken with scurvy, one of three who embarked in an open boat and rode nineteen-hundred miles in nineteen days down the Yukon to the Behring Sea, an orphan compelled to support his widowed mother and

    Essays

  • At Florence, Idaho, in 1862, according to one young gold-seeker, it was “easier to make a stake with my violin than by hard work in the diggings.”

    THE AMERICAN WEST

  • Along the way, Stewart unwillingly takes on two partners, an amiable old gold-seeker (Millard Mitchell), and a corrupt ex-cavalryman (Ralph Meeker).

    10/14: Blind Chance; The Naked Spur

  • Along the way, Stewart unwillingly takes on two partners, an amiable old gold-seeker (Millard Mitchell), and a corrupt ex-cavalryman (Ralph Meeker).

    Archive 2007-10-01

  • The gold-seeker, whom I sincerely pitied, at length clambered from the pit, with the bitterest disappointment imprinted upon every feature, and proceeded, slowly and reluctantly, to put on his coat, which he had thrown off at the beginning of his labor.

    The Gold-Bug

  • He was trembling like a gold-seeker who sees the strong promise of gold but sees in the same moment a sickening vision of disappointment.

    Adam Bede

  • Clearly, decisions had to be made, or Indian and gold-seeker would soon be at war.

    Centennial

  • "I don't see how you let an accident happen before we even got started," complained the gold-seeker.

    Tom Swift and His Undersea Search, or, the Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic

  • "Well, if this is the place of which I gave you the longitude and latitude, then it's down below here, somewhere," and the gold-seeker pointed to the surface of the sea.

    Tom Swift and His Undersea Search, or, the Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic

  • "And I hope there will be no more taking chances," went on the gold-seeker.

    Tom Swift and His Undersea Search, or, the Treasure on the Floor of the Atlantic

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