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" Our ragged hero wasn'ta model boy in all respects. I am afraid he swore sometimes, and now and then he played tricks upon unsophisticated boys from the country, or gave a wrong direction to honest old gentlemen unused to the city. "
Ragged Dick: Or, Street Life in New York with the Boot-blacks - Page 14
by Horatio Alger - 1910 - 262 pages
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Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-class Culture in America ...

Karen Halttunen - Social Science - 1982 - 262 pages
...straightforward manner, Alger confessed with ill-concealed delight that his hero sometimes played tricks on unsophisticated boys from the country or gave a wrong...building on Centre Street, and tried to obtain admission. Three confidence games are played by the street-wise bootblack in the course of the novel. In the first,...
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Mythos und Profit: zur Vermittlung sozialer Interaktionsmodelle über ...

Hinrik Schünemann - American fiction - 2000 - 530 pages
...participation." 599 RaggedDick,S.». Vgl. die Darstellung der 'läßlichen Sünden' Dicks (aaO, S. 6 f.): "Our ragged hero wasn'ta model [!] boy in all respects....the country, or gave a wrong direction to honest old gentlernen unused to the city." 600 Andringa, "Wandel der literarischen Identifikation"; in: Siegener...
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