The Hard-scrabble of Elm Island

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Lee and Shepard, 1898 - Authors, American - 320 pages
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Page 328 - UNDER DEWEY AT MANILA Or The War Fortunes of a Castaway A YOUNG VOLUNTEER IN CUBA Or Fighting for the Single Star FIGHTING IN CUBAN WATERS Or Under Schley on the Brooklyn UNDER OTIS IN THE PHILIPPINES Or A Young Officer in the Tropics THE CAMPAIGN OF THE JUNGLE Or Under Lawton through Luzon UNDER MACARTHUR IN LUZON Or Last Battles in the Philippines "A boy once addicted to Stratemeyer stays by him." — The Living Church. " The boys' delight — the
Page 325 - ... stories and wildly fictitious tales. *The Jolly Rover' runs away from home, and meets life as it is, till he is glad enough to seek again his father's house. Mr. TROWBRIDGE has the power of making an instructive story absorbing in its interest, and of covering a moral so that it is easy to take.
Page 324 - This Is the story of a schoolmaster, his trials, disappointments, and final victory. It will recall to many a man his experience in teaching pupils, and in managing their opinionated and self-willed parents. The story has the charm which is always found in Mr. TROWBRIDGE'S works. " Many a teacher could profit by reading of this plucky little schoolmaster.
Page 325 - This is a capital story for boys. TROWBRIDGE never tells a story poorly. It teaches honesty, integrity, and friendship, and how best they can be promoted. It shows the danger of hasty judgment and circumstantial evidence; that right-doing pays, and dishonesty never.
Page 325 - This is a book after the typical boy's own heart. Its hero is a plucky young fellow, who, seeing no chance for himself at home, determines to make his own way in the world. , . . He sets out accordingly, trudges to the far West, and finds the road to fortune an unpleasantly rough one." — Philadelphia Inquirer. " We class this as one of the best stories for boys we ever read. The tone is perfectly healthy, and the interest is kept up to the end.
Page 325 - Boston Home Journal. Bound in Honor. ByJ. T. TROWBRIDGE. Illustrated. $1.25. This story is of a lad, who, though not guilty of any bad action, had been an. eye-witness of the conduct of his comrades, and felt " Bound in Honor
Page 324 - Journal of Education. His One Fault. " Ai for the hero of this story ' His One Fault ' was absent-mindedness. He forgot to lock his uncle's stable door, and the horse was stolen. In seeking to recover the stolen horse, he unintentionally stole another. In trying to restore the wrong horse to his rightful owner, he was himself arrested. After no end of comic and dolorous adventures, he surmounted all his misfortunes by downright pluck aud genuine good feeling. It is a noble contribution to juvenile...
Page 324 - The Continent. The Satin-wood Box. By JT TROWBRIDGE. Illustrated. $1.25. "Mr. TROWBRIDGE has always a purpose in his writings, and this time he has undertaken to show how very near an innocent boy can come to the guilty edge and yet be able by fortunate circumstances to rid himself of all suspicion of evil. There is something winsome about the hero; but he has a singular way of falling into bad luck, although the careful reader will never feel the least disposed to doubt his honesty. ... It is the...
Page 328 - Mr. Henty Is careful to mingle Instruction with entertainment; and the humorous touches, especially in the sketch of John Holl, the Westminster dustman, Dickens himself could hardly have excelled.

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