Fame and Fortune

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1st World Publishing, Jun 15, 2006 - Fiction - 240 pages
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Well, Fosdick, this is a little better than our old room in Mott Street, said Richard Hunter, looking complacently about him. You're right, Dick, said his friend. This carpet's rather nicer than the ragged one Mrs. Mooney supplied us with. The beds are neat and comfortable, and I feel better satisfied, even if we do have to pay twice as much for it. The room which yielded so much satisfaction to the two boys was on the fourth floor of a boarding-house in Bleecker Street. No doubt many of my young readers, who are accustomed to elegant homes, would think it very plain; but neither Richard nor his friend had been used to anything as good. They had been thrown upon their own exertions at an early age, and had a hard battle to fight with poverty and ignorance. Those of my readers who are familiar with Richard Hunter's experiences when he was Ragged Dick, will easily understand what a great rise in the world it was for him to have a really respectable home.
 

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Contents

1 A BOARDINGHOUSE IN BLEEKER STREET
11
2 INTRODUCTION TO MERCANTILE LIFE
23
3 AT THE POSTOFFICE
37
4 LIFE AT THE BOARDINGHOUSE
46
5 DICK RECEIVES TWO VALUABLE PRESENTS
55
6 MR GILBERT IS ASTONISHED
67
7 A FINANCIAL DISCUSSION
77
8 NEW PLANS
86
13 DICK IN THE STATIONHOUSE
132
14 MICKY MAGUIRES DISAPPOINTMENT
141
15 THE FRANKLIN STREET STATIONHOUSE
151
16 ROSWELL CRAWFORD RETIRES FROM BUISNESS
160
17 DICKS ACQUITTAL
169
18 THE CUP AND THE LIP
180
19 ANOTHER ARREST
190
20 BEFORE THE PARTY
199

9 ROSWELL CRAWFORD AT HOME
95
10 A STORE ON SIXTH AVENUE
104
11 A NEW ALLIANCE
114
12 DICK FALLS INTO A TRAP
123
21 IDA GREYSONS PARTY
206
22 MICKEY MAGUIRE RETURNS
214
23 FAME AND FORTUNE
223
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Horatio Alger was born in Massachusetts in 1832. He was a graduate of Harvard University. He was considered one of the most renown writers of the 19th Century. His protagonists were usually young boys who struggled from poverty to achieve success in life. He wrote over 100 books with that theme. His titles include "Ragged Dick," "Adrift in New York," 'Sink or Swim," and "The Odds Against Him," "Rough and Ready,"Sam's Chance,"and "Paul the Peddler." Alger died in 1899.

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