He was going a-fishing before dawn, with Pembroke Howard, and if I got the twins into the common calaboose--and I thought sure I could--I never dreamed of their slipping out on a paltry fine for such an outrageous offense-- well, once in the calaboose
they would be disgraced, and uncle wouldn't want any duels with that sort of characters, and wouldn't allow any.
"Why, send them to the calaboose
, or some of the other places to be flogged.
And in the worst of it visions continued to flash and sparkle in his brain--long lines of railroad track that simmered across the desert; rurales and American constables, prisons and calabooses
; tramps at water tanks--all the squalid and painful panorama of his odyssey after Rio Blanca and the strike.
"I could write an order to Valdez, at the calaboose
, to loosen your
Kalaboosh's origin lies in the English word calaboose
, the French version calabouse and the Spanish calabozo which means "dungeon." I wanted to make sure I got it right so I look towards the sons for confirmation and one says "Detention." "Prison?" I ask.
So they make notorious use of the chopping block and the calaboose
, the bullwhip, the cast-iron lock, and the wove-hemp noose: Maintain their holdings through disgusting catastrophes-- sequestrations of Charity, Mercy ....
At that time, there was no such thing as cohabitation, and you could end up in the calaboose
. But everyone respected my uncle, so nothing happened.