1896, Dawson, Alaska. Thus, the setting for Bugs' first of two encounters with Black Jacque Shellaque, a ruthless French-accented villain. A snow-covered Bugs walks into the saloon with a bagful of gold nuggets (which the rabbit calls "rocks"). Though the rocks have no value to Bugs, that means nothing to Jacque, who believes the bunny is out to get rich. Gags include Bugs' and Jacque's blackjack game, where the rabbit standing on one card (a "21" card) and Bugs substituting the bag of gold nuggets with a one filled with gun powder. The powder leaves a trail behind Jacque, who gloats at his "victory," but Bugs' lighting the trail aborts the villain's celebration. Written by
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Contrary to the narrator's description of Dawson City as "lawless", its laws were strictly enforced by the North West Mounted Police, as the Yukon was a part of British Canada. While there were certainly rip-roaring saloons, gamblers and even brothels, there was actually very little violence, and Sunday closings, along with a "no work" statute, were rigidly enforced - one could actually be arrested on Sunday for fishing, or cutting wood. See more
Blaque Jaque Shellaque
[as he runs off with what he believes to be a bag of gold nuggets
I'm rich! I'm rich! Ninety percent bracket!
Where, Oh Where, Has My Little Dog Gone?
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