[Item recovered from Reese River Reveille, January 5, 1866, p. 2]
SOMEBODY GOES TO "THE STATES"
Old Mulph Mulff Muff Mumph Murph Mumf Murf Mumford Mulford Murphy Nickerson
sailed for the States this morning in the steamer. The city turned out. and
went down to see him off, and there was much weeping and wailing and gnashing
of teeth. Mr. M.M.M.M.M.M.M.M.M. Nickcrson goes East in order to be present
at the launching of the Pacific Mail Steamship Company's magnificent new steamer.
John Leatch left in the same steamer. His business is connected with the telegraph
Colonel Avery also is a passenger. He has got his utateroom full of fine wines,
liquors, cigars and other luxuries, and will sleep outside until the stock become
thinned out a little -- a thing which will soon happen, for he is about as hospitable
a man as can be found anywhere.
[Reprinted in American Literary Realism, Vol. 47, No. 1, Fall 2014, p. 91.]
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