can you make this sentence in your own words?
he was not able to keep the hoards of miners off the land around the mill, nor did he become its lawful owner, and the discovery of gold turned out to be his ruin.
- 8 years agoFavorite Answer
He didn't become the lawful owner of the area around the mill that he wasn't able to keep the waves of miners off of it, so his discovery of gold was his ruin.
- Alicia CLv 48 years ago
Discovering gold ruined him because he was unable to keep the large number of miners off his land, and did not become its legal owner.
- Anonymous8 years ago
He couldn't keep everyone off the the land near the mill, after all he was not the legal owner, and his luck in finding gold was unlucky in the end.