The Outcasts of Poker Flat Questions and Answers
by Bret Harte

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Why might Tom enjoy that they are snowed in?

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Tom ("the Innocent") finds Oakhurst and the others by accident—he is running off with his fiancé to be married at Poker Flat. For Tom, the adventure of elopement is only made even better by the thought of being snowed in with Oakhurst, his hero, and the others. "We have a good camp for a week," he says, without understanding the implications of the sudden snow...

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