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Title: Index of the Project Gutenberg Works of Horatio Alger, Jr.
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WORKS OF

HORATIO ALGER, Jr.



CONTENTS


##  PAUL PRESCOTT'S CHARGE

##  THE CASH BOY

##  CAST UPON THE BREAKERS

##  THE ERRAND BOY

##  JOE THE HOTEL BOY

##  DRIVEN FROM HOME

##  PAUL THE PEDDLER

##  PHIL THE FIDDLER

##  FRANK'S CAMPAIGN

##  BALLADS

##  TIMOTHY CRUMP'S WARD

##  RAGGED DICK

##  STRUGGLING UPWARD

##  THE YOUNG EXPLORER

##  THE YOUNG MUSICIAN

##  HECTOR'S INHERITANCE

##  DO AND DARE

##  TRY AND TRUST

##  HELPING HIMSELF

##  NOTHING TO EAT

##  BOUND TO RISE

##  WALTER SHERWOOD'S PROBATION

##  HERBERT CARTER'S LEGACY

##  FACING THE WORLD

##  BRAVE AND BOLD

##  THE STORE BOY

##  JACK'S WARD

##  ONLY AN IRISH BOY

RISEN FROM THE RANKS

JOE'S LUCK

##  MAKING HIS WAY

##  ANDY GRANT'S PLUCK

##  FROM CANAL BOY TO PRESIDENT

ADRIFT IN NEW YORK

##  FRANK AND FEARLESS

##  YOUNG CAPTAIN JACK

##  FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS

##  RANDY OF THE RIVER

##  FAME AND FORTUNE

THE YOUNG ACROBAT OF THE GREAT NORTH

##  FROM FARM TO FORTUNE

##  THE YOUNG MINER WT THE YOUNG MINER

##  CHESTER RAND

##  THE YOUNG BANK MESSENGER

##  SLOW AND SURE

##  BEN'S NUGGET

##  RUFUS AND ROSE

##  THE YOUNG OUTLAW

##  SAM'S CHANCE

##  THE ERIE TRAIN BOY

##  LUKE WALTON

##  IN A NEW WORLD

TOM, THE BOOTBLACK

A COUSIN'S CONSPIRACY

##  THE YOUNG ADVENTURER

BEN, THE LUGGAGE BOY

##  WAIT AND HOPE

##  MARK MASON'S VICTORY

##  BERNARD BROOKS' ADVENTURES

##  A DEBT OF HONOR

##  A BOY'S FORTUNE

##  THE BACKWOODS BOY

##  ANDY GORDON

##  BOB BURTON

##  ADVENTURES OF A TELEGRAPH BOY

MARK THE MATCH BOY

##  DIGGING FOR GOLD

##  DAN, THE NEWSBOY

##  FROM FARM BOY TO SENATOR

##  JULIUS, THE STREET BOY

##  HELEN FORD

NOTHING TO DO

TATTERED TOM

##  IN SEARCH OF TREASURE

##  GRIT

LUCK AND PLUCK

CHARLIE CODMAN'S CRUISE

##  JED, THE POORHOUSE BOY

##  NELSON THE NEWSBOY

##  RALPH RAYMOND'S HEIR

##  RUPERT'S AMBITION

##  THE DISAGREEABLE WOMAN

##  OUT FOR BUSINESS

##  MARK MANNING'S MISSION

##  STRONG AND STEADY

ROUGH AND READY

##  MAKING HIS MARK

SHIFTING FOR HIMSELF

##  THE TRAIN BOY

DEAN DUNHAM

##  THE YOUNG CIRCUS RIDER

STRIVE AND SUCCEED

##  BERTHA'S CHRISTMAS VISION AN AUTUMN SHEAF

##  FRANK HUNTER'S PERIL

TOM TEMPLE'S CAREER

TONY THE TRAMP

##  THE YOUNG BOOK AGENT

##  THE YOUNG SALESMAN

##  TOM THATCHER'S FORTUNE

##  ADRIFT IN THE CITY

##  FALLING IN WITH FORTUNE



TABLES OF CONTENTS OF VOLUMES



PAUL PRESCOTT'S CHARGE.
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	PREFACE
	PAUL PRESCOTT'S CHARGE
I. 	SQUIRE NEWCOME.
II. 	PAUL PRESCOTT'S HOME.
III. 	PAUL'S BRILLIANT PROSPECTS.
IV. 	LIFE IN A NEW PHASE.
V. 	A CRISIS.
VI. 	PAUL'S DETERMINATION
VII. 	PAUL BEGINS HIS JOURNEY.
VIII. 	A FRIEND IN NEED.
IX. 	A CLOUD IN THE MUDGE HORIZON.
X. 	MR. MUDGE MEETS HIS MATCH.
XI. 	WAYSIDE GOSSIP.
XII. 	ON THE BRINK OF DISCOVERY.
XIII. 	PAUL REACHES THE CITY.
XIV. 	A STRANGE BED-CHAMBER.
XV. 	A TURN OF FORTUNE.
XVI. 	YOUNG STUPID.
XVII. 	BEN'S PRACTICAL JOKE.
XVIII. 	MORE ABOUT BEN.
XIX. 	MRS. MUDGE'S DISCOMFITURE.
XX. 	PAUL OBTAINS A SITUATION.
XXI. 	SMITH AND THOMPSON'S YOUNG MAN.
XXII. 	MR. BENTON'S ADVENTURE.
XXIII. 	PAUL LOSES HIS SITUATION AND GAINS A FRIEND.
XXIV. 	PAUL CALLS ON MRS. DANFORTH.
XXV. 	AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE.
XXVI. 	A VULGAR RELATION.
XXVII. 	MR. MUDGE'S FRIGHT.
XXVIII. 	HOW BEN GOT HOME.
XXIX. 	DAWKINS IN DIFFICULTIES.
XXX. 	A TRAP IS LAID FOR PAUL.
XXXI. 	CONVICTED OF THEFT.
XXXII. 	RIGHT TRIUMPHANT.
XXXIII. 	PAUL REDEEMS HIS PLEDGE.
XXXIV. 	HOW PAUL GOES BACK TO WRENVILLE.
XXXV. 	CONCLUSION.



THE CASH BOY
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	PREFACE
CHAPTER I 	A REVELATION
CHAPTER II 	MRS. FOWLER'S STORY
CHAPTER III 	LEFT ALONE
CHAPTER IV 	THE TOWN AUTOCRAT
CHAPTER V 	A LITTLE MISUNDERSTANDING
CHAPTER VI 	FRANK GETS A PLACE
CHAPTER VII 	THE CASH BOY HAS AN ADVENTURE
CHAPTER VIII 	AN UNEXPECTED ENGAGEMENT
CHAPTER IX 	THE HOUSEKEEPER'S NEPHEW
CHAPTER X 	THE HOUSEKEEPER SCHEMING
CHAPTER XI 	JOHN WADE
CHAPTER XII 	A FALSE FRIEND
CHAPTER XIII 	THE SPIDER AND THE FLY
CHAPTER XIV 	SPRINGING THE TRAP
CHAPTER XV 	FROM BAD TO WORSE
CHAPTER XVI 	AN ACCOMPLICE FOUND
CHAPTER XVII 	FRANK AND HIS JAILER
CHAPTER XVIII 	"OVER THE HILL TO THE POORHOUSE"
CHAPTER XIX 	WHAT FRANK HEARD THROUGH THE CREVICE
CHAPTER XX 	THE ESCAPE
CHAPTER XXI 	JOHN WADE'S DISAPPOINTMENT
CHAPTER XXII 	CONCLUSION



CAST UPON THE BREAKERS
by Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER I. 	A FAITHLESS GUARDIAN.
CHAPTER II. 	THE CASKET OF JEWELS.
CHAPTER III. 	A STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE.
CHAPTER IV. 	IN PURSUIT OF A THIEF.
CHAPTER V. 	A YOUNG FINANCIAL WRECK.
CHAPTER VI. 	AN IMPUDENT ADVENTURER.
CHAPTER VII. 	AT THE NEWSBOY'S LODGING HOUSE.
CHAPTER VIII. 	RODNEY FINDS A PLACE.
CHAPTER IX. 	THE FIRST DAY AT WORK.
CHAPTER X. 	MIKE PUTS ON A UNIFORM.
CHAPTER XI. 	MISSING GOODS.
CHAPTER XII. 	WHAT WAS FOUND IN RODNEY'S ROOM.
CHAPTER XIII. 	CHARGED WITH THEFT.
CHAPTER XIV. 	RODNEY IS DISCHARGED.
CHAPTER XV. 	A RICH FIND.
CHAPTER XVI. 	A SURPRISING TURN OF FORTUNE.
CHAPTER XVII. 	JASPER'S PERPLEXITY.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	RODNEY'S SECRET IS DISCOVERED.
CHAPTER XIX. 	JASPER'S REVENGE.
CHAPTER XX. 	RODNEY LOSES HIS PUPIL.
CHAPTER XXI. 	CONTINUED ILL LUCK.
CHAPTER XXII. 	AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE TURNS UP.
CHAPTER XXIII. 	MR. WHEELER HAS A SET BACK.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	A CHANGE OF SCENE.
CHAPTER XXV. 	JEFFERSON PETTIGREW'S HOME.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	THE BOY CAPITALIST.
CHAPTER XXVII. 	THE FAILURE OF SQUIRE SHELDON'S PLOT.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	A MINISTER'S GOOD FORTUNE.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	A MINING TOWN IN MONTANA.
CHAPTER XXX. 	THE MYSTERIOUS ROBBERY.
CHAPTER XXXI. 	MR. WHEELER EXPLAINS.
CHAPTER XXXII. 	RODNEY FALLS INTO A TRAP.
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	UNDERGROUND.
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	RODNEY'S DISCOVERY.
CHAPTER XXXV. 	A BLOODY CONFLICT.
CHAPTER XXXVI. 	THE RODNEY MINE.
CHAPTER XXXVII. 	CONCLUSION.



THE ERRAND BOY
OR, HOW PHIL BRENT WON SUCCESS
By Horatio Alger, Jr.,
CONTENTS
	THE ERRAND BOY.
CHAPTER I. 	PHIL HAS A LITTLE DIFFICULTY.
CHAPTER II. 	A STRANGE REVELATION.
CHAPTER III. 	PHIL'S SUDDEN RESOLUTION.
CHAPTER IV. 	MR. LIONEL LAKE.
CHAPTER V. 	AN OVERBEARING CONDUCTOR
CHAPTER VI. 	SIGNOR ORLANDO.
CHAPTER VII. 	BOWERMAN'S VARIETIES.
CHAPTER VIII. 	THE HOUSE IN TWELFTH STREET.
CHAPTER IX. 	THE OLD GENTLEMAN PROVES A FRIEND.
CHAPTER X. 	PHIL CALLS ON MR. PITKIN.
CHAPTER XI. 	PHIL ENTERS UPON HIS DUTIES.
CHAPTER XII. 	MR. LIONEL LAKE AGAIN.
CHAPTER XIII. 	PHIL'S NEW HOME.
CHAPTER XIV. 	CONSULTING THE ORACLE.
CHAPTER XV. 	PHIL AND THE FORTUNE-TELLER.
CHAPTER XVI. 	MRS. BRENT'S STRANGE TEMPTATION.
CHAPTER XVII. 	JONAS JOINS THE CONSPIRACY.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	THE CONSPIRACY SUCCEEDS.
CHAPTER XIX. 	A NARROW ESCAPE FROM DETECTION.
CHAPTER XX. 	LEFT OUT IN THE COLD.
CHAPTER XXI. 	"THEY MET BY CHANCE."
CHAPTER XXII. 	PHIL IS "BOUNCED."
CHAPTER XXIII. 	AN EXPLANATION.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	RAISING THE RENT.
CHAPTER XXV. 	ALONZO IS PUZZLED.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	A WONDERFUL CHANGE.
CHAPTER XXVII. 	AN UNPLEASANT SURPRISE.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	AN UNSATISFACTORY CONFERENCE.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	A TRUCE.
CHAPTER XXX. 	A TRUCE.
CHAPTER XXXI. 	PHIL IS SHADOWED.
CHAPTER XXXII. 	PHIL IS ROBBED.
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	A TERRIBLE SITUATION.
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	PHIL'S FRIENDS AND HIS ENEMIES.
CHAPTER XXXV. 	THE PITKINS RETIRE IN DISGUST.
CHAPTER XXXVI. 	THE FALSE HEIR.
CHAPTER XXXVII. 	MRS. BRENT'S PANIC.
CHAPTER XXXVIII. 	AN IMPORTANT DISCOVERY.
CHAPTER XXXIX. 	AT THE PALMER HOUSE.
CHAPTER XL. 	A SCENE NOT ON THE BILLS.
	FRED SARGENT'S REVENGE.
	THE SMUGGLER'S TRAP.



JOE THE HOTEL BOY
OR
WINNING OUT BY PLUCK
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	PREFACE.
	JOE THE HOTEL BOY.
CHAPTER I. 	OUT IN A STORM.
CHAPTER II. 	A MYSTERIOUS CONVERSATION.
CHAPTER III. 	A HOME IN RUINS.
CHAPTER IV. 	THE SEARCH FOR THE BLUE BOX.
CHAPTER V. 	A NEW SUIT OF CLOTHES.
CHAPTER VI. 	AN ACCIDENT ON THE LAKE.
CHAPTER VII. 	BLOWS AND KIND DEEDS.
CHAPTER VIII. 	THE TIMID MR. GUSSING.
CHAPTER IX. 	AN UNFORTUNATE OUTING.
CHAPTER X. 	DAVID BALL FROM MONTANA.
CHAPTER XI. 	A FRUITLESS CHASE.
CHAPTER XII. 	THE PARTICULARS OF A SWINDLE.
CHAPTER XIII. 	OFF FOR THE CITY.
CHAPTER XIV. 	A SCENE ON THE TRAIN.
CHAPTER XV. 	WHAT HAPPENED TO JOSIAH BEAN.
CHAPTER XVI. 	A MATTER OF SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS.
CHAPTER XVII. 	JOE'S NEW POSITION.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	JOE SHOWS HIS MUSCLE.
CHAPTER XIX. 	ONE KIND OF A DUEL.
CHAPTER XX. 	ATTACKED IN THE DARK.
CHAPTER XXI. 	DAYS AT THE HOTEL.
CHAPTER XXII. 	ABOUT SOME MINING SHARES.
CHAPTER XXIII. 	THE FIRE AT THE HOTEL.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	THE BLUE BOX AT LAST.
CHAPTER XXV. 	JOE VISITS CHICAGO.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	HOW A SATCHEL DISAPPEARED.
CHAPTER XXVII. 	JOE MAKES A DISCOVERY.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	FROM OUT OF A TREE.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	THE FATE OF TWO EVILDOERS.
CHAPTER XXX. 	CONCLUSION.



DRIVEN FROM HOME
OR
CARL CRAWFORD’S EXPERIENCE
BY HORATIO ALGER, JR.



CONTENTS
	DRIVEN FROM HOME
CHAPTER I 	DRIVEN FROM HOME.
CHAPTER II. 	A FRIEND WORTH HAVING.
CHAPTER III. 	INTRODUCES PETER COOK.
CHAPTER IV. 	AN IMPORTANT CONFERENCE.
CHAPTER V. 	CARL'S STEPMOTHER.
CHAPTER VI. 	MRS. CRAWFORD'S LETTER.
CHAPTER VII. 	ENDS IN A TRAGEDY.
CHAPTER VIII. 	CARL FALLS UNDER SUSPICION.
CHAPTER IX. 	A PLAUSIBLE STRANGER.
CHAPTER X. 	THE COUNTERFEIT BILL.
CHAPTER XI. 	THE ARCHERY PRIZE.
CHAPTER XII. 	AN ODD ACQUAINTANCE.
CHAPTER XIII. 	AN UNEQUAL CONTEST.
CHAPTER XIV. 	CARL ARRIVES IN MILFORD.
CHAPTER XV. 	MR. JENNINGS AT HOME.
CHAPTER XVI. 	CARL GETS A PLACE.
CHAPTER XVII. 	CARL ENTERS THE FACTORY.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	LEONARD'S TEMPTATION.
CHAPTER XIX. 	AN ARTFUL SCHEME.
CHAPTER XX. 	REVEALS A MYSTERY.
CHAPTER XXI. 	AN UNWELCOME GUEST.
CHAPTER XXII. 	MR. STARK IS RECOGNIZED.
CHAPTER XXIII. 	PREPARING FOR THE BURGLAR.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	THE BURGLARY.
CHAPTER XXV. 	STARK'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	A DISAGREEABLE SURPRISE.
CHAPTER XXVII. 	BROUGHT TO BAY.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	AFTER A YEAR.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	THE LOST BANK BOOK.
CHAPTER XXX. 	AN ECCENTRIC WOMAN.
CHAPTER XXXI. 	CARL TAKES SUPPER WITH MISS NORRIS.
CHAPTER XXXII. 	A STARTLING DISCOVERY.
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	FROM ALBANY TO NIAGARA.
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	CARL MAKES THE ACQUAINTANCE OF AN ENGLISH LORD.
CHAPTER XXXV. 	WHAT CARL LEARNED IN CHICAGO.
CHAPTER XXXVI. 	MAKING A WILL.
CHAPTER XXXVII. 	PETER LETS OUT A SECRET.
CHAPTER XXXVIII. 	DR. CRAWFORD IS TAKEN TO TASK.
CHAPTER XXXIX. 	A MAN OF ENERGY.
CHAPTER XL. 	CONCLUSION.



PAUL THE PEDDLER,
OR THE FORTUNES OF A YOUNG STREET MERCHANT
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
PAUL THE PEDDLER
CHAPTER I 	PAUL THE PEDDLER
CHAPTER II 	PAUL AT HOME
CHAPTER III 	PAUL HAS COMPETITORS
CHAPTER IV 	TEDDY GIVES UP BUSINESS
CHAPTER V 	PAUL LOSES HIS BASKET
CHAPTER VI 	PAUL AS AN ARTIST
CHAPTER VII 	A NEW BUSINESS
CHAPTER VIII 	A STROKE OF ILL LUCK
CHAPTER IX 	A NEW PATRON
CHAPTER X 	ANOTHER LOSS
CHAPTER XI 	BARCLAY & CO.
CHAPTER XII 	THE BARREL THIEF
CHAPTER XIII 	OUT OF BUSINESS
CHAPTER XIV 	THE DIAMOND RING
CHAPTER XV 	THE PAWNBROKER'S SHOP
CHAPTER XVI 	THE JEWELER'S PRICE
CHAPTER XVII 	MR. FELIX MONTGOMERY
CHAPTER XVIII 	A CLEVER THIEF
CHAPTER XIX 	PAUL DELIBERATES
CHAPTER XX 	THE THIEF IN DISGUISE
CHAPTER XXI 	PAUL IS CHECKMATED
CHAPTER XXII 	A MAN OF RESOURCES
CHAPTER XXIII 	A NEW EXPEDIENT
CHAPTER XXIV 	MR. MONTGOMERY'S ARREST
CHAPTER XXV 	PAUL'S FINAL SUCCESS
CHAPTER XXVI 	CONCLUSION



PHIL, THE FIDDLER
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	PREFACE
	PHIL THE FIDDLER
CHAPTER I 	PHIL THE FIDDLER
CHAPTER II 	PHIL AND HIS PROTECTOR
CHAPTER III 	GIACOMO
CHAPTER IV 	GIACOMO
CHAPTER V 	ON THE FERRY BOAT
CHAPTER VI 	THE BARROOM
CHAPTER VII 	THE HOME OF THE BOYS
CHAPTER VIII 	A COLD DAY
CHAPTER IX 	PIETRO THE SPY
CHAPTER X 	FRENCH'S HOTEL
CHAPTER XI 	THE BOYS RECEPTION
CHAPTER XII 	GIACOMO'S PRESENTIMENTS
CHAPTER XIII 	PHIL FINDS A CAPITALIST
CHAPTER XIV 	THE TAMBOURINE GIRL
CHAPTER XV 	PHIL'S NEW PLANS
CHAPTER XVI 	THE FASHIONABLE PARTY
CHAPTER XVII 	THE PADRONE IS ANXIOUS
CHAPTER XVIII 	PHIL ELUDES HIS PURSUER
CHAPTER XIX 	PIETRO'S PURSUIT
CHAPTER XX 	PIETRO'S DISAPPOINTMENT
CHAPTER XXI 	THE SIEGE
CHAPTER XXII 	THE SIEGE IS RAISED
CHAPTER XXIII 	A PITCHED BATTLE
CHAPTER XXIV 	THE DEATH OF GIACOMO
CHAPTER XXV 	PHIL FINDS A FRIEND
CHAPTER XXVI 	CONCLUSION



FRANK'S CAMPAIGN
OR THE FARM AND THE CAMP
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	FRANK'S CAMPAIGN
CHAPTER I. 	THE WAR MEETING
CHAPTER II. 	THE PRIZE
CHAPTER III. 	FRANK AT HOME
CHAPTER IV. 	FRANK MAKES A PROPOSITION
CHAPTER V. 	MR. RATHBURN MAKES A SPEECH
CHAPTER VI. 	MR. FROST MAKES UP HIS MIND
CHAPTER VII. 	LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON
CHAPTER VIII. 	DISCOURAGED AND ENCOURAGED
CHAPTER IX. 	THE LAST EVENING AT HOME
CHAPTER X. 	LITTLE POMP
CHAPTER XI. 	PUNISHING A BULLY
CHAPTER XII. 	A LETTER FROM THE CAMP
CHAPTER XIII. 	MISCHIEF ON FOOT
CHAPTER XIV. 	A RAID UPON THE PIG-PEN
CHAPTER XV. 	POMP BEHAVES BADLY
CHAPTER XVI. 	FRANK MAKES A FRIEND
CHAPTER XVII. 	A SHADE OF MYSTERY
CHAPTER XVIII. 	THANKSGIVING AT THE FARM
CHAPTER XIX. 	THE WONDERFUL TRANSFORMATION
CHAPTER XX. 	POMP'S EDUCATION COMMENCES
CHAPTER XXI. 	THE BATTLE OF FREDERICKSBURG
CHAPTER XXII. 	FRANK BROACHES A NEW PLAN
CHAPTER XXIII. 	POMP TAKES MRS. PAYSON PRISONER
CHAPTER XXIV. 	A CHAPTER FROM HARDEE
CHAPTER XXV. 	ELECTION OF OFFICERS
CHAPTER XXVI. 	THE REBEL TRAP
CHAPTER XXVII. 	POMP'S LIGHT INFANTRY TACTICS
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	JOHN HAYNES HAS A NARROW ESCAPE
CHAPTER XXIX. 	MR. MORTON'S STORY
CHAPTER XXX. 	FRANK CALLS ON SQUIRE HAYNES
CHAPTER XXXI. 	SQUIRE HAYNES SPRINGS HIS TRAP
CHAPTER XXXII. 	TURNING THE TABLES
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	CONCLUSION



BALLADS
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
1875



CONTENTS
BALLADS.
GRAND'THER BALDWIN'S THANKSGIVING
ST. NICHOLAS.
BARBARA'S COURTSHIP.
THE CONFESSION.
ROSE IN THE GARDEN.
PHOEBE'S WOOING.
THE LOST HEART.
JOHN MAYNARD.
FRIAR ANSELMO.
MISCELLANEOUS POEMS.
THE CHURCH AT STRATFORD-ON-AVON.
MRS. BROWNING'S GRAVE AT FLORENCE.
MY CASTLE.
APPLE-BLOSSOMS.
SUMMER HOURS.
JUNE.
LITTLE CHARLIE.
THE WHIPPOORWILL AND I.
CARVING A NAME.
IN TIME OF WAR.
GONE TO THE WAR.
WHERE IS MY BOY TO-NIGHT?
A SOLDIER'S VALENTINE.
LAST WORDS.
SONG OF THE CROAKER. (*)
KING COTTON.
OUT OF EGYPT.
THE PRICE OF VICTORY.
HARVARD ODES.
OCCASIONAL ODES.
BI-CENTENNIAL ODE. (*)
FOR THE CONSECRATION OF A CEMETERY.



TIMOTHY CRUMP'S WARD:
A STORY OF AMERICAN LIFE.
By Horatio Alger Jr.
1866.



CONTENTS
	TIMOTHY CRUMP'S WARD.
CHAPTER I. 	INTRODUCES THE CRUMPS
CHAPTER II. 	THE EVENTS OF AN EVENING
CHAPTER III. 	THE LANDLORD'S VISIT
CHAPTER IV. 	THE NEW YEAR'S PRESENT
CHAPTER V. 	A LUCKY RESCUE
CHAPTER VI. 	WHAT THE ENVELOPE CONTAINED
CHAPTER VII. 	EIGHT YEARS. IDA'S PROGRESS
CHAPTER VIII. 	A STRANGE VISITOR
CHAPTER IX. 	A JOURNEY
CHAPTER X. 	UNEXPECTED QUARTERS
CHAPTER XI. 	SUSPENSE
CHAPTER XII. 	HOW IDA FARED
CHAPTER XIII. 	BAD COIN
CHAPTER XIV. 	DOUBTS AND FEARS
CHAPTER XV. 	AUNT RACHEL'S MISHAPS
CHAPTER XVI. 	THE FLOWER-GIRL
CHAPTER XVII. 	JACK OBTAINS INFORMATION
CHAPTER XVIII. 	FINESSE
CHAPTER XIX. 	CAUGHT IN A TRAP
CHAPTER XX. 	JACK IN CONFINEMENT
CHAPTER XXI. 	THE PRISONER ESCAPES
CHAPTER XXII. 	MR. JOHN SOMERVILLE
CHAPTER XXIII. 	THE LAW STEPS IN
CHAPTER XXIV. 	"THE FLOWER-GIRL.”
CHAPTER XXV. 	IDA IS FOUND
CHAPTER XXVI. 	"NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND.”
CHAPTER XXVII. 	CONCLUSION



RAGGED DICK;
OR, STREET LIFE IN NEW YORK WITH THE BOOT-BLACKS.
By Horatio Alger Jr.



CONTENTS
	PREFACE
CHAPTER I 	RAGGED DICK IS INTRODUCED TO THE READER
CHAPTER II 	JOHNNY NOLAN
CHAPTER III 	DICK MAKES A PROPOSITION
CHAPTER IV 	DICK'S NEW SUIT
CHAPTER V 	CHATHAM STREET AND BROADWAY
CHAPTER VI 	UP BROADWAY TO MADISON SQUARE
CHAPTER VII 	THE POCKET-BOOK
CHAPTER VIII 	DICK'S EARLY HISTORY
CHAPTER IX 	A SCENE IN A THIRD AVENUE CAR
CHAPTER X 	INTRODUCES A VICTIM OF MISPLACED CONFIDENCE
CHAPTER XI 	DICK AS A DETECTIVE
CHAPTER XII 	DICK HIRES A ROOM ON MOTT STREET
CHAPTER XIII 	MICKY MAGUIRE
CHAPTER XIV 	A BATTLE AND A VICTORY
CHAPTER XV 	DICK SECURES A TUTOR
CHAPTER XVI 	THE FIRST LESSON
CHAPTER XVII 	DICK'S FIRST APPEARANCE IN SOCIETY
CHAPTER XVIII 	MICKY MAGUIRE'S SECOND DEFEAT
CHAPTER XIX 	FOSDICK CHANGES HIS BUSINESS
CHAPTER XX 	NINE MONTHS LATER
CHAPTER XXI 	DICK LOSES HIS BANK-BOOK
CHAPTER XXII 	TRACKING THE THIEF
CHAPTER XXIII 	TRAVIS IS ARRESTED
CHAPTER XXIV 	DICK RECEIVES A LETTER
CHAPTER XXV 	DICK WRITES HIS FIRST LETTER
CHAPTER XXVI 	AN EXCITING ADVENTURE
CHAPTER XXVII 	CONCLUSION



STRUGGLING UPWARD
OR, LUKE LARKIN'S LUCK
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	STRUGGLING UPWARD
CHAPTER I 	THE WATERBURY WATCH
CHAPTER II 	TOM HARPER'S ACCIDENT
CHAPTER III 	RANDOLPH GETS THE WATCH
CHAPTER IV 	LUKE'S NIGHT ADVENTURE
CHAPTER V 	LUKE RECEIVES AN INVITATION
CHAPTER VI 	PREPARING FOR THE PARTY
CHAPTER VII 	FLORENCE GRANT'S PARTY
CHAPTER VIII 	MISS SPRAGUE DISCOVERS A SECRET
CHAPTER IX 	LUKE LOSES HIS POSITION
CHAPTER X 	MELINDA MAKES MISCHIEF
CHAPTER XI 	LUKE IS ARRESTED
CHAPTER XII 	LUKE AS A PRISONER
CHAPTER XIII 	IN THE COURT-ROOM
CHAPTER XIV 	AN IMPORTANT WITNESS
CHAPTER XV 	THE LARKINS ARE IN LUCK
CHAPTER XVI 	LUKE'S VISIT TO NEW YORK
CHAPTER XVII 	RANDOLPH IS MYSTIFIED
CHAPTER XVIII 	MR. DUNCAN'S SECRET
CHAPTER XIX 	EFFECTING A LOAN
CHAPTER XX 	LUKE TALKS WITH A CAPITALIST
CHAPTER XXI 	THE DREADED INTERVIEW
CHAPTER XXII 	LUKE SECURES A NEW FRIEND
CHAPTER XXIII 	RANDOLPH AND HIS CREDITOR
CHAPTER XXIV 	A COMMISSION FOR LUKE
CHAPTER XXV 	MR. J. MADISON COLEMAN
CHAPTER XXVI 	THE OTTAWA HOUSE
CHAPTER XXVII 	COLEMAN ACTS SUSPICIOUSLY
CHAPTER XXVIII 	COLEMAN'S LITTLE PLAN
CHAPTER XXIX 	MR. COLEMAN IS FOILED IN HIS ATTEMPT
CHAPTER XXX 	A DISCOVERY
CHAPTER XXXI 	TONY DENTON'S CALL
CHAPTER XXXII 	ON THE WAY TO THE BLACK HILLS
CHAPTER XXXIII 	TWO UNEXPECTED CHAMPIONS
CHAPTER XXXIV 	FENTON'S GULCH
CHAPTER XXXV 	BACK IN GROVETON
CHAPTER XXXVI 	A LETTER FROM LUKE
CHAPTER XXXVII 	AN INCIDENT ON THE CARS
CHAPTER XXXVIII 	LUKE'S RETURN
CHAPTER XXXIX 	HOW LUKE WAS RECEIVED
CHAPTER XL 	THE BANK ROBBER IS FOUND



THE YOUNG EXPLORER
OR, CLAIMING HIS FORTUNE
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	THE YOUNG EXPLORER
CHAPTER I. 	BEN'S INHERITANCE.
CHAPTER II. 	DEACON PITKIN'S OFFER.
CHAPTER III. 	SAM STURGIS' NEW IDEA.
CHAPTER IV. 	A BRILLIANT CHANCE.
CHAPTER V. 	IN SEARCH OF A PLACE.
CHAPTER VI. 	MR. PITCH, THE SENIOR PARTNER.
CHAPTER VII. 	BEN'S DINNER-GUEST.
CHAPTER VIII. 	A STRANGE ACQUAINTANCE.
CHAPTER IX. 	AT THE ASTOR HOUSE.
CHAPTER X. 	BEN RECEIVES A CALL.
CHAPTER XI. 	MISS SINCLAIR'S STRATAGEM.
CHAPTER XII. 	IN SAN FRANCISCO.
CHAPTER XIII. 	PRELIMINARY ARRANGEMENTS.
CHAPTER XI. 	THE CANON HOTEL.
CHAPTER XV. 	A POLITE HOSTESS.
CHAPTER XVI. 	A NEW ACQUAINTANCE.
CHAPTER XVII. 	A TIGHT PLACE.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	AN EVENING CALL.
CHAPTER XIX. 	BEN'S MIDNIGHT EXCURSION.
CHAPTER XX. 	A THIEF'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
CHAPTER XXI. 	BEN'S SAVINGS-BANK.
CHAPTER XXII. 	THE ARRIVAL AT MURPHY'S.
CHAPTER XXIII. 	AMONG THE SIERRAS.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	BEATEN AT HIS OWN GAME.
CHAPTER XXV. 	THE HORSE-THIEVES.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	WHAT NEXT?
CHAPTER XXVII. 	KI SING.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	THE DUEL OF THE MINERS.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	CHINESE CHEAP LABOR.
CHAPTER XXX. 	A MIDNIGHT VISIT.
CHAPTER XXXI. 	ON THE MOUNTAIN PATH.
CHAPTER XXXII. 	THE MOUNTAIN CABIN.



THE YOUNG MUSICIAN
orFIGHTING HIS WAY
By Horatio Alger



CONTENTS
CHAPTER I. 	A CANDIDATE FOR THE POORHOUSE
CHAPTER II. 	PHILIP AT HOME
CHAPTER III. 	NICK HOLDEN'S CALL
CHAPTER IV. 	THE AUCTION
CHAPTER V. 	AN ALLIANCE AGAINST PHILIP
CHAPTER VI. 	FUSS ABOUT A FIDDLE
CHAPTER VII. 	MR. JOE TUCKER
CHAPTER XIII. 	IN THE ENEMY'S HANDS
CHAPTER IX. 	THE POORHOUSE
CHAPTER X. 	BAD TIDINGS
CHAPTER XI. 	PHILIP'S NEW ROOM
CHAPTER XII. 	A PAUPER'S MEAL
CHAPTER XIII. 	A FRIENDLY MISSION
CHAPTER XIV. 	PHILIP MAKES HIS ESCAPE
CHAPTER XV. 	ESCAPE AND FLIGHT
CHAPTER XVI. 	A NIGHT ADVENTURE
CHAPTER XVII. 	A REFORMED BURGLAR
CHAPTER XVIII. 	A PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT
CHAPTER XIX. 	NEW ACQUAINTANCES
CHAPTER XX. 	A LIVELY EVENING
CHAPTER XXI. 	FORTUNE SMILES AGAIN
CHAPTER XXII. 	RIVAL MUSICIANS
CHAPTER XXIII. 	AN HOUR OF TRIUMPH
CHAPTER XXIV. 	LORENZO RICCABOCCA
CHAPTER XXV. 	A CHANGE OF NAME
CHAPTER XXVI. 	A PROMISING PLAN
CHAPTER XXVII. 	UNEXPECTED HONORS
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	A TRIUMPHANT SUCCESS
CHAPTER XXIX. 	BESET BY CREDITORS
CHAPTER XXX. 	A TIMELY GIFT
CHAPTER XXXI. 	THE PROFESSOR'S FLIGHT
CHAPTER XXXII. 	THE RACE ACROSS FIELDS
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	THE LOST WALLET
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	A NEW BUSINESS PROPOSAL
CHAPTER XXXV. 	SQUIRE POPE IS AMAZED
CHAPTER XXXVI. 	THE PRETENDED GUARDIAN
CHAPTER XXXVII. 	HIS OWN MASTER
CHAPTER XXXVIII. 	AN OFFER DECLINED
CHAPTER XXXIX. 	AN AMBITIOUS WAYFARER
CHAPTER XL. 	THE INDIAN HUNTER
CHAPTER XLI. 	AN ADVENTURE IN THE WOODS
CHAPTER XLII. 	AN INDIAN AT LAST
CHAPTER XLIII. 	A WELCOME LETTER
CHAPTER XLIV. 	A FRESH START



HECTOR’S INHERITANCE
OR
THE BOYS OF SMITH INSTITUTE
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	HECTOR’S INHERITANCE.
CHAPTER I. 	MR. ROSCOE RECEIVES TWO LETTERS
CHAPTER II. 	RESENTING AN INSULT
CHAPTER III. 	HECTOR LEARNS A SECRET
CHAPTER IV. 	A SKIRMISH
CHAPTER V. 	PREPARING TO LEAVE HOME
CHAPTER VI. 	SMITH INSTITUTE
CHAPTER VII. 	THE TYRANT OF THE PLAYGROUND
CHAPTER XIII. 	IN THE SCHOOLROOM
CHAPTER IX. 	THE CLASS IN VIRGIL
CHAPTER X. 	DINNER AT SMITH INSTITUTE
CHAPTER XI. 	HECTOR RECEIVES A SUMMONS
CHAPTER XII. 	THE IMPENDING CONFLICT
CHAPTER XIII. 	WHO SHALL BE VICTOR?
CHAPTER XIV. 	SOCRATES CALLS HECTOR TO ACCOUNT
CHAPTER XV. 	THE USHER CONFIDES IN HECTOR
CHAPTER XVI. 	TOSSED IN A BLANKET
CHAPTER XVII. 	JIM SMITH’S REVENGE
CHAPTER XVIII. 	THE MISSING WALLET IS FOUND
CHAPTER XIX. 	A DRAMATIC SCENE
CHAPTER XX. 	HECTOR GAINS A VICTORY
CHAPTER XXI. 	THE USHER IS DISCHARGED
CHAPTER XXII. 	THE WELCOME LETTER
CHAPTER XXIII. 	ANOTHER CHANCE FOR THE USHER
CHAPTER XXIV. 	THE YOUNG DETECTIVES
CHAPTER XXV. 	SMITH INSTITUTE GROWS UNPOPULAR
CHAPTER XXVI. 	HECTOR’S ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK
CHAPTER XXVII. 	LARRY DEANE
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	TWO MORE ACQUAINTANCES
CHAPTER XXIX. 	JIM SMITH EFFECTS A LOAN
CHAPTER XXX. 	A BRAVE DEED
CHAPTER XXXI. 	AN IMPORTANT LETTER
CHAPTER XXXII. 	A WAYWARD YOUTH
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	MR. ROSCOE MAKES A DISCOVERY
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	FIRST IMPRESSIONS OF SAN FRANCISCO
CHAPTER XXXV. 	THE PRODIGAL
CHAPTER XXXVI. 	HOW HECTOR SUCCEEDED IN SACRAMENTO
CHAPTER XXXVII. 	A NARROW ESCAPE
CHAPTER XXXVIII. 	CONCLUSION



DO AND DARE
or
A BRAVE BOY'S FIGHT FOR FORTUNE
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER I. 	THE POST OFFICE AT WAYNEBORO
CHAPTER II. 	HERBERT'S CHANCE
CHAPTER III. 	A PRODIGAL SON
CHAPTER IV. 	HERBERT LOSES HIS PLACE
CHAPTER V. 	EBEN'S SCHEME
CHAPTER VI. 	HERBERT'S GOOD LUCK
CHAPTER VII. 	EBEN GROWS ENVIOUS
CHAPTER VIII. 	EBEN'S ASSURANCE
CHAPTER IX. 	THE SOLITARY FARMHOUSE
CHAPTER X. 	AN EXCITING SCENE
CHAPTER XI. 	TRIED FOR THEFT
CHAPTER XII. 	EBEN'S TRUMP CARD
CHAPTER XIII. 	EBEN'S LAST HOPE FAILS
CHAPTER XIV. 	A TRIP TO BOSTON
CHAPTER XV. 	AN OBLIGING GUIDE
CHAPTER XVI. 	A NEW BATTLE OF BUNKER HILL
CHAPTER XVII. 	AN ACCEPTABLE PRESENT
CHAPTER XVIII. 	A THIEF IN TROUBLE
CHAPTER XIX. 	EBENEZER GRAHAM'S GRIEF
CHAPTER XX. 	AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE IN CHICAGO
CHAPTER XXI. 	COL. WARNER
CHAPTER XXII. 	A MOUNTAIN STAGE
CHAPTER XXIII. 	A STARTLING REVELATION
CHAPTER XXIV. 	A MORNING WALK
CHAPTER XXV. 	MELVILLE MAKES A SENSATION
CHAPTER XXVI. 	A COUNCIL OF WAR
CHAPTER XXVII. 	COL. WARNER CHANGES FRONT
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	THE CONSPIRATORS IN COUNCIL
CHAPTER XXIX. 	A NEW HOME IN THE WOODS
CHAPTER XXX. 	A TERRIBLE MOMENT
CHAPTER XXXI. 	JACK HOLDEN ON THE INDIAN QUESTION
CHAPTER XXXII. 	THE BLAZING STAR MINE
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	GOOD NEWS FROM THE MINE
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	TWO OLD ACQUAINTANCES REAPPEAR
CHAPTER XXXV. 	MELVILLE IN PERIL
CHAPTER XXXVI. 	THE MINE IS SOLD
CHAPTER XXXVII. 	TO THE RESCUE
CHAPTER XXXVIII. 	CONCLUSION



TRY AND TRUST
Or, Abner Holden's Bound Boy
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER I 	AROUND THE BREAKFAST TABLE
CHAPTER II 	INTRODUCING THE HERO
CHAPTER III 	A COLLISION
CHAPTER IV 	A DISAGREEABLE SURPRISE
CHAPTER V 	THE ENVELOPE
CHAPTER VI 	ON THE WAY
CHAPTER VII 	A NEW HOME
CHAPTER VIII 	THE GHOST IN THE ATTIC
CHAPTER IX 	EXPOSING A FRAUD
CHAPTER X 	THE CLOUDS GATHER
CHAPTER XI 	A CRISIS
CHAPTER XII 	RALPH THE RANGER
CHAPTER XIII 	A MOMENT OF PERIL
CHAPTER XIV 	TAKEN PRISONER
CHAPTER XV 	A FOUR-FOOTED FOE
CHAPTER XVI 	JUST TOO LATE
CHAPTER XVII 	NEW ACQUAINTANCES
CHAPTER XVIII 	A YOUNG ARISTOCRAT
CHAPTER XIX 	A SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER
CHAPTER XX 	FACING A BURGLAR
CHAPTER XXI 	HERBERT'S REWARD
CHAPTER XXII 	ROBBED IN THE NIGHT
CHAPTER XXIII 	A BUSINESS CALL
CHAPTER XXIV 	FINDING A BOARDING PLACE
CHAPTER XXV 	GETTING A SITUATION
CHAPTER XXVI 	A FAMILY COUNCIL
CHAPTER XXVII 	AT THE CONCERT
CHAPTER XXVIII 	PETER GREENLEAF AGAIN
CHAPTER XXIX 	SPARRING
CHAPTER XXX 	AN UNEXPECTED BLOW
CHAPTER XXXI 	MR. STANTON IS SURPRISED
CHAPTER XXXII 	RISEN FROM THE DEAD
CHAPTER XXXIII 	A FRIEND IN NEED
CHAPTER XXXIV 	CONCLUSION



HELPING HIMSELF
Or, Grant Thornton's Ambition
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
New York



CONTENTS
CHAPTER I 	THE MINISTER'S SON
CHAPTER II 	GRANT MAKES TWO BUSINESS CALLS
CHAPTER III 	GRANT WALKS TO SOMERSET
CHAPTER IV 	A TIMELY RESCUE
CHAPTER V 	MRS. THORNTON'S PEARLS
CHAPTER VI 	GRANT GETS INTO UNEXPECTED TROUBLE
CHAPTER VII 	MRS. SIMPSON COMES TO GRIEF
CHAPTER VIII 	GRANT TAKES A DECISIVE STEP
CHAPTER IX 	'UNCLE GODFREY PARTS FROM GRANT
CHAPTER X 	A DAY IN WALL STREET
CHAPTER XI 	GRANT MAKES A FRIEND
CHAPTER XII 	MRS. ESTABROOK'S PLANS
CHAPTER XIII 	TWO VIEWS OF TOM CALDER
CHAPTER XIV 	WILLIS FORD'S NEW FRIENDS
CHAPTER XV 	AN ARTFUL TRAP
CHAPTER XVI 	GRANT FALLS UNDER SUSPICION
CHAPTER XVII 	THE TELLTALE KEY
CHAPTER XVIII 	GRANT'S ENEMIES TRIUMPH
CHAPTER XIX 	IMPORTANT EVIDENCE
CHAPTER XX 	AT THE FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL
CHAPTER XXI 	THE THIEF IS DISCOVERED
CHAPTER XXII 	WILLIS FORD AT BAY
CHAPTER XXIII 	JUSTICE TRIUMPHS
CHAPTER XXIV 	STARTLING NEWS
CHAPTER XXV 	ANXIOUS INQUIRIES
CHAPTER XXVI 	A WESTERN CABIN
CHAPTER XXVII 	THE RIDE TO BARTON'S
CHAPTER XXVIII 	HERBERT IS PROVIDED WITH A NEW HOME
CHAPTER XXIX 	INTRODUCES MR. BARTON
CHAPTER XXX 	A MODEL HOUSEHOLD
CHAPTER XXXI 	THE HOUSEKEEPER'S CRIME
CHAPTER XXXII 	HOPE DEFERRED
CHAPTER XXXIII 	THE JOURNEY BEGINS
CHAPTER XXIV 	MRS. BARTON'S SURPRISE
CHAPTER XXXV 	HERBERT BREAKS DOWN
CHAPTER XXXVI 	GRANT RECEIVES A LETTER
CHAPTER XXXVII 	WILLIS FORD FINDS THE RUNAWAYS
CHAPTER XXXVIII 	FORD TAKES A BOLD STEP, BUT FAILS
CHAPTER XXXIX 	THE HOUSEKEEPER'S RETRIBUTION
CHAPTER XL 	CONCLUSION



NOTHING TO EAT
By Horatio Alger and Thomas Chandler Haliburton



CONTENTS
NOTHING TO EAT.
The Argument
The Proof—the Queen of Fashion
The Object aimed at.
What another Poet did.
How the Author sometimes Dines.
Merdle the Banker.
Places Where Mortals Dine.
Things That Mortals Eat There.
The Invitation.
The Merdle Origin.
Mrs. Merdle At Home.
Mrs. Merdle goes to Market.
The Dinner-bell Rings.
The Dinner Table Talk.
Mrs. Merdle doubts Paradise's Uneating Pleasure.
Mrs. Merdle Discourseth of Things Earthly.
Mrs. Merdle Discourseth of Things Eatable.
Mrs. Merdle Ordereth the Second Course.
Mrs. Merdle Discourseth of Hygiene and Fish Sauce.
Mrs. Merdle Describeth her Doctor.
Mrs. Merdle Discourseth again on Dinner.
Mrs. Merdle Accepteth of a slight Dinner, suitable for a Woman suffering with Dyspepsia.
Mrs. Merdle Discourseth of Wishes and her Sufferings.
Mrs. Merdle Discourseth of Pudding.
Mrs. Merdle Discourseth of the necessity of good Wine and other Matters.
Mrs. Merdle Suggesteth that Dinner being finished, the Gentlement will Smoke. In the meantime, she Discourseth.
Mrs. Merdle, having “Nibbled a Little” for two Hours at Dinner, retireth from the Table unsatisfied.
The Poet Moralizeth—He Discourseth to those who Gorge and Complain.
He Discourseth of the Wherefore of Bachelorism.
He Discourseth of What some Mortals Live for.
He Imploreth Mercy upon those condemned with fashionable folly to Marry, and Illustrateth their Condition.
He Imploreth Merry for other Unfortunate Beings.
He Discourseth of a Common Prayer.
He Discourseth of Trouble and Sorrow.
He Moralizeth upon what a Day may Bring forth.



BOUND TO RISE
Or, UP THE LADDER
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
CHAPTER I.
CHAPTER II. 	A CALAMITY
CHAPTER III. 	HIRAM'S MOTTO
CHAPTER IV. 	A SUM IN ARITHMETIC
CHAPTER V. 	THE PRIZE WINNER
CHAPTER VI. 	LOOKING OUT ON THE WORLD
CHAPTER VII. 	IN FRANKLIN'S FOOTSTEPS
CHAPTER VIII. 	HARRY'S DECISION
CHAPTER IX. 	LEAVING HOME
CHAPTER X. 	THE GENERAL
CHAPTER XI. 	IN SEARCH OF WORK
CHAPTER XII. 	THE NEW BOARDER
CHAPTER XIII. 	AN INVITATION DECLINED
CHAPTER XIV. 	THE TAILOR'S CUSTOMER
CHAPTER XV. 	"BY EXPRESS"
CHAPTER XVI. 	ASKING A FAVOR
CHAPTER XVII. 	THE NIGHT SCHOLARS
CHAPTER XVIII. 	LOST, OR STOLEN
CHAPTER XIX. 	AN UNWELCOME VISITOR
CHAPTER XX.
CHAPTER XXI. 	IN THE TAILOR'S POWER
CHAPTER XXII. 	THE COMING OF THE MAGICIAN
CHAPTER XXIII. 	THE VENTRILOQUIST
CHAPTER XXIV. 	HARRY'S LETTER
CHAPTER XXV. 	A STRANGE COMPANION
CHAPTER XXVI. 	PAGES FROM THE PAST
CHAPTER XXVII. 	A MYSTIFYING PERFORMANCE
CHAPTER XXVII. 	AN UNEXPECTED PAYMENT
CHAPTER XXIX. 	IN THE PRINTING OFFICE
CHAPTER XXX. 	THE YOUNG TREASURER
CHAPTER XXXI.
CHAPTER XXXII. 	THE GOOD SAMARITAN
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	THE REWARD OF FIDELITY
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	IN DIFFICULTY
CHAPTER XXXV. 	SETTLED
CHAPTER I 	WALTER SHERWOOD'S LETTER
CHAPTER II 	DR. MACK GETS SOME INFORMATION
CHAPTER III 	A COLLEGE BANQUET
CHAPTER IV 	THE DAY AFTER THE FEAST
CHAPTER V 	WALTER TAKES MATTERS PHILOSOPHICALLY
CHAPTER VI 	TRUE FRIEND AND FALSE
CHAPTER VII 	WALTER'S EXPERIMENT BEGINS
CHAPTER VIII 	WALTER BUYS A WATCH
CHAPTER IX 	AN INGENIOUS SCHEME
CHAPTER X 	AT THE INDIANA HOUSE
CHAPTER XI 	THE MAN FROM DAKOTA
CHAPTER XII 	IN SEARCH OF EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER XIII 	A YOUNG INSURANCE AGENT
CHAPTER XIV 	AN EXCITING ENCOUNTER
CHAPTER XV 	THE EXCITEMENT DEEPENS
CHAPTER XVI 	WALTER GOES INTO A NEW BUSINESS
CHAPTER XVII 	WALTER'S VISITORS
CHAPTER XVIII 	WALTER IS TURNED ADRIFT
CHAPTER XIX 	WALTER MEETS PROFESSOR ROBINSON
CHAPTER XX 	ON THE ROAD
CHAPTER XXI 	MISS LONGWOOD'S PARTY
CHAPTER XXII 	AN ADVENTURE
CHAPTER XXIII 	WALTER AND THE HIGHWAYMAN
CHAPTER XXIV 	AN ATTEMPT TO RECOVER THE REVOLVER
CHAPTER XXV 	DICK RANNEY'S SCHEME
CHAPTER XXVI 	THE EVENTS OF A NIGHT
CHAPTER XXVII 	WALTER BECOMES A CAPITALIST
CHAPTER XXVIII 	WALTER GOES OUT OF BUSINESS
CHAPTER XXIX 	WALTER BUYS A HORSE
CHAPTER XXX 	WALTER FINDS HIMSELF IN A TIGHT PLACE
CHAPTER XXXI 	IN THE LOCKUP
CHAPTER XXXII 	AN AWFUL MOMENT
CHAPTER XXXIII 	WALTER SAVES ANOTHER'S LIFE
CHAPTER XXXIV 	A TERRIBLE ORDEAL
CHAPTER XXXV 	THE EMPTY JAIL
CHAPTER XXXVI 	COLONEL RICHARD OWEN
CHAPTER XXXVII 	WALTER IS VINDICATED
CHAPTER XXXVIII 	AN OPENING AT SHELBY
CHAPTER XXXIX 	THE NEW MASTER
CHAPTER XL. 	BEN IS SUBDUED
CHAPTER XLI 	CONCLUSION



HERBERT CARTER'S LEGACY
Or The Inventor's Son
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER I 	MRS. CARTER RECEIVES A LETTER
CHAPTER II 	WHAT THE LETTER CONTAINED
CHAPTER III 	HERBERT MEETS A RELATIVE
CHAPTER IV 	READING THE WILL
CHAPTER V 	WHAT CAME AFTERWARD
CHAPTER VI 	THE LAWYER'S HOME
CHAPTER VII 	A WELCOME DISCOVERY
CHAPTER VIII 	HERBERT'S RETURN
CHAPTER IX 	A BUSINESS CONFIDENCE
CHAPTER X 	SQUIRE LEECH IS BAFFLED
CHAPTER XI 	SICKNESS
CHAPTER XII 	POOR AND PROUD
CHAPTER XIII 	MR. BANKS, THE SUPERINTENDENT
CHAPTER XIV 	HERBERT'S NEW UNDERTAKING
CHAPTER XV 	THE CRISIS APPROACHES
CHAPTER XVI 	AN UNEXPECTED OFFER
CHAPTER XVII 	WHAT THE LETTER CONTAINED
CHAPTER XVIII 	HOW THE SQUIRE WAS CIRCUMVENTED
CHAPTER XIX 	HERBERT BECOMES A PROFESSOR
CHAPTER XX 	PROSPECT POND
CHAPTER XXI 	ROWING
CHAPTER XXII 	ANDREW TEMPLE
CHAPTER XXIII 	TEMPLE THE TEMPTER
CHAPTER XXIV 	JAMES IS SNUBBED
CHAPTER XXV 	THE NEW BOAT
CHAPTER XXVI 	THE RIVAL BOATMEN
CHAPTER XXVII 	THE RACE
CHAPTER XXVIII 	MRS. CARTER'S GUEST
CHAPTER XXIX 	A BITTER PILL
CHAPTER XXX 	OUT OF WORK AGAIN
CHAPTER XXXI 	A NEW START
CHAPTER XXXII 	OPENING THE CAMPAIGN
CHAPTER XXXIII 	HERBERT AS A NEWSBOY
CHAPTER XXXIV 	HERBERT'S LEGACY
CHAPTER XXXV 	HERBERT'S RETURN
CHAPTER XXXVI 	CONCLUSION



FACING THE WORLD
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	PREFACE
CHAPTER I 	HARRY RECEIVES A LETTER
CHAPTER II 	THE DANGER SIGNAL
CHAPTER III 	HARRY DISAGREES WITH HIS GUARDIAN
CHAPTER IV 	MRS. FOX COMES TO GRIEF
CHAPTER V 	MR. FOX LEARNS HARRY'S SECRET
CHAPTER VI 	AN EXCITING CHASE
CHAPTER VII 	A NEW ENGAGEMENT
CHAPTER VIII 	A LIBERAL OFFER
CHAPTER IX 	THE PASSENGERS
CHAPTER X 	THE YOUNG SAILOR
CHAPTER XI 	A SENSATIONAL SCENE
CHAPTER XII 	A STORM
CHAPTER XIII 	"WHO WILL STAY?"
CHAPTER XIV 	THE WRECK OF THE NANTUCKET
CHAPTER XV 	THE LAST OF THE "NANTUCKET"
CHAPTER XVI 	CONCLUSION



BRAVE AND BOLD
Or THE FORTUNES OF ROBERT RUSHTON
By Horatio Alger Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER I.,
II.,
III.,
IV.,
V.,
VI.,
VII.,
VIII.,
IX.,
X.,
XI.,
XII.,
XIII.,
XIV.,
XV.,
XVI.,
XVII.,

XVIII.,
XIX.,
XX.,
XXI.,
XXII.,
XXIII.,
XXIV.,
XXV.,
XXVI.,
XXVII.,
XXVIII.,
XXIX.,
XXX.,
XXXI.,
XXXII.,
XXXIII.,
XXXIV.,
XXXV.



THE STORE BOY
By Horato Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER I 	BEN BARCLAY MEETS A TRAMP
CHAPTER II 	BEN AND HIS MOTHER
CHAPTER III 	MRS. BARCLAY'S CALLERS
CHAPTER IV 	UNPLEASANT BUSINESS
CHAPTER V 	PROFESSOR HARRINGTON'S ENTERTAINMENT
CHAPTER VI 	TWO YOUNG RIVALS
CHAPTER VII 	THE TRAMP MAKES ANOTHER CALL
CHAPTER VIII 	SQUIRE DAVENPORT'S FINANCIAL OPERATION
CHAPTER IX 	A PROSPECT OF TROUBLE
CHAPTER X 	BEN GOES TO NEW YORK
CHAPTER XI 	THE MADISON AVENUE STAGE
CHAPTER XII 	BEN'S LUCK
CHAPTER XIII 	A STARTLING EVENT
CHAPTER XIV 	BEN SHOWS HIMSELF A HERO
CHAPTER XV 	BEN LOSES HIS PLACE
CHAPTER XVI 	BEN FINDS TEMPORARY EMPLOYMENT
CHAPTER XVII 	WHAT THE LETTER CONTAINED
CHAPTER XVIII 	FAREWELL TO PENTONVILLE
CHAPTER XIX 	A COOL RECEPTION
CHAPTER XX 	ENTERING UPON HIS DUTIES
CHAPTER XXI 	AT THE THEATER
CHAPTER XXII 	A MYSTERIOUS LETTER
CHAPTER XXIII 	BEN'S VISIT TO THIRTY-FIRST STREET
CHAPTER XXIV 	BEN ON TRIAL
CHAPTER XXV 	CONRAD TAKES A BOLD STEP
CHAPTER XXVI 	MR. LYNX, THE DETECTIVE
CHAPTER XXVII 	THE TELLTALE TICKET
CHAPTER XXVIII 	MRS. HILL'S MALICE
CHAPTER XXIX 	SOME UNEXPECTED CHANGES
CHAPTER XXX 	BEN "GOES WEST"
CHAPTER XXXI 	MR. JACKSON RECEIVES A CALL
CHAPTER XXXII 	BEN SELLS THE FARM
CHAPTER XXXIII 	GOOD NEWS
CHAPTER XXXIV 	CONRAD GOES INTO WALL STREET
CHAPTER XXXV 	TURNING THE TABLES
CHAPTER XXXVI 	A LETTER FROM ROSE GARDINER
CHAPTER XXXVII 	BEN'S VISIT TO PENTONVILLE
CHAPTER XXXVIII 	CONCLUSION



JACK'S WARD
OR THE BOY GUARDIAN
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
	BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
CHAPTER I 	JACK HARDING GETS A JOB
CHAPTER II 	THE EVENTS OF AN EVENING
CHAPTER III 	JACK'S NEW PLAN
CHAPTER IV 	MRS. HARDING TAKES A BOARDER
CHAPTER V 	THE CAPTAIN'S DEPARTURE
CHAPTER VI 	THE LANDLORD'S VISIT
CHAPTER VII 	THE NEW YEAR'S GIFT
CHAPTER VIII 	A LUCKY RESCUE
CHAPTER IX 	WHAT THE ENVELOPE CONTAINED
CHAPTER X 	JACK'S MISCHIEF
CHAPTER XI 	MISS HARDING'S MISTAKE
CHAPTER XII 	SEVEN YEARS
CHAPTER XIII 	A MYSTERIOUS VISITOR
CHAPTER XIV 	PREPARING FOR A JOURNEY
CHAPTER XV 	THE JOURNEY
CHAPTER XVI 	UNEXPECTED QUARTERS
CHAPTER XVII 	SUSPENSE
CHAPTER XVIII 	HOW IDA FARED
CHAPTER XIX 	BAD MONEY
CHAPTER XX 	DOUBTS AND FEARS
CHAPTER XXI 	AUNT RACHEL'S MISHAPS
CHAPTER XXII 	THE FLOWER GIRL
CHAPTER XXIII 	JACK OBTAINS INFORMATION
CHAPTER XXIV 	JACK'S DISCOVERY
CHAPTER XXV 	CAUGHT IN A TRAP
CHAPTER XXVI 	DR. ROBINSON
CHAPTER XXVII 	JACK BEGINS TO REALIZE HIS SITUATION
CHAPTER XXVIII 	THE SECRET STAIRCASE
CHAPTER XXIX 	JACK IS DETECTED
CHAPTER XXX 	JACK'S TRIUMPH
CHAPTER XXXI 	MR. JOHN SOMERVILLE
CHAPTER XXXII 	A PROVIDENTIAL MEETING
CHAPTER XXXIII 	IDA IS FOUND
CHAPTER XXXIV 	NEVER TOO LATE TO MEND
CHAPTER XXXV 	JACK'S RETURN
CHAPTER XXXVI 	CONCLUSION



ONLY AN IRISH BOY
Or, Andy Burke's Fortunes
by Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	ONLY AN IRISH BOY
CHAPTER I 	ANDY BURKE
CHAPTER II 	A SKIRMISH
CHAPTER III 	ANDY AND HIS MOTHER
CHAPTER IV 	MRS. PRESTON
CHAPTER V 	A PROFITABLE JOB
CHAPTER VI 	THE TWO OLD MAIDS
CHAPTER VII 	ANDY OBTAINS A PLACE
CHAPTER VIII 	THE MIDNIGHT ALARM
CHAPTER IX 	WHAT FOLLOWED
CHAPTER X 	ANDY'S DEBUT AT SCHOOL
CHAPTER XI 	A GAME OF BALL
CHAPTER XII 	A LITTLE DIFFICULTY
CHAPTER XIII 	GODFREY'S REBELLION
CHAPTER XIV 	MR. STONE IS CALLED TO ACCOUNT
CHAPTER XV 	MRS. PRESTON'S DISCOMFITURE
CHAPTER XVI 	THE CHRISTMAS PRESENT
CHAPTER XVII 	INTRODUCES AN ADVENTURER
CHAPTER XVIII 	RIDING WITH A HIGHWAYMAN
CHAPTER XIX 	BAFFLED A ROBBER
CHAPTER XX 	HOW THE NEWS WAS RECEIVED
CHAPTER XXI 	A MODEL WIFE
CHAPTER XXII 	COLONEL PRESTON'S RECOVERY
CHAPTER XXIII 	MRS. BURKE HAS GOOD FORTUNE
CHAPTER XXIV 	ANDY'S JOURNEY
CHAPTER XXV 	THE MERCHANT FROM PORTLAND
CHAPTER XXVI 	SPINNING THE WEB
CHAPTER XXVII 	THE DROP GAME
CHAPTER XXVIII 	THE GUEST OF TWO HOTELS
CHAPTER XXIX 	A STARTLING EVENT
CHAPTER XXX 	COLONEL PRESTON'S WILL
CHAPTER XXXI 	MRS. PRESTON'S INTENTIONS
CHAPTER XXXII 	MRS. PRESTON'S REVENGE
CHAPTER XXXIII 	ANDY LOSES HIS PLACE
CHAPTER XXXIV 	THE WILL AT LAST
CHAPTER XXXV 	MRS. PRESTON IS UNPLEASANTLY SURPRISED
CHAPTER XXXVI 	ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL



MAKING HIS WAY
OR FRANK COURTNEY'S STRUGGLE UPWARD
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
I 	Two School Friends
II 	The Telegram
III 	Frank's Bereavement
IV 	Mrs. Manning's Will
V 	Disinherited
VI 	An Unsatisfactory Interview
VII 	A School Friend
VIII 	A New Plan
IX 	The New Owner of Ajax
X 	Mark Yields to Temptation
XI 	Mark Gets into Trouble
XII 	Suspended
XIII 	Mr. Manning's New Plan
XIV 	Good-bye
XV 	Erastus Tarbox of Newark
XVI 	An Unpleasant Discovery
XVII 	The Way of the World
XVIII 	Frank Arrives in New York
XIX 	Frank Seeks Employment in Vain
XX 	An Adventure in Wall Street
XXI 	The Capture
XXII 	The Young Tea Merchant
XXIII 	Frank Meets Mr. Manning and Mark
XXIV 	A Discouraging Day
XXV 	Perplexity
XXVI 	Frank Hears Something to His Advantage
XXVII 	An Incident in a Street Car
XXVIII 	Frank Makes an Evening Call
XXIX 	Frank Is Offered a Position
XXX 	Frank as Private Secretary
XXXI 	A Letter from Mr. Tarbox
XXXII 	Mr. Percival's Proposal
XXXIII 	Preparing for a Journey
XXXIV 	Frank Reaches Jackson
XXXV 	Dick Hamlin
XXXVI 	Mr. Fairfield, the Agent
XXXVII 	Frank Receives a Letter from Mr. Percival
XXXVIII 	The Agent Is Notified
XXXIX 	An Important Discovery
XL 	Jonas Barton
XLI 	Conclusion



ANDY GRANT'S PLUCK
By Horatio Alger, Jr.


CONTENTS
	BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
	ANDY GRANT'S PLUCK.
CHAPTER I. 	THE TELEGRAM.
CHAPTER II. 	SQUIRE CARTER.
CHAPTER III. 	ANDY LEAVES THE ACADEMY.
CHAPTER IV. 	PREPARING FOR THE PICNIC.
CHAPTER V. 	THE BOAT RACE.
CHAPTER VI. 	A LIBERAL OFFER.
CHAPTER VII. 	AN ENCOUNTER WITH A TRAMP.
CHAPTER VIII. 	A MOMENT OF DANGER.
CHAPTER IX. 	CONRAD'S SCHEME.
CHAPTER X. 	THE TRAMP'S MISTAKE.
CHAPTER XI. 	CONRAD'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
CHAPTER XII. 	SOMETHING UNEXPECTED.
CHAPTER XIII. 	ANDY LEAVES HOME.
CHAPTER XIV. 	THE FIRST DAY IN NEW YORK.
CHAPTER XV. 	ANDY'S OPPOSITE NEIGHBOR.
CHAPTER XVI. 	ANDY AT WORK.
CHAPTER XVII. 	ANDY'S FELLOW BOARDERS.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	A PLOT AGAINST ANDY.
CHAPTER XIX. 	ANDY IS DISCHARGED.
CHAPTER XX. 	AN INVITATION TO DINNER
CHAPTER XXI. 	NEW PROSPECTS.
CHAPTER XXII. 	JOHN CRANDALL SEEKS TO INJURE ANDY
CHAPTER XXIII. 	MR. FLINT'S RETURN.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	ANDY MAKES AN INVESTMENT.
CHAPTER XXV. 	SQUIRE CARTER'S RELATIVES.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	MR. WARREN AND HIS SUCCESS.
CHAPTER XXVII. 	ANDY MAKES A COMMISSION.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	ANDY'S VISIT HOME.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	THE INTEREST IS PAID.
CHAPTER XXX. 	AN UNEXPECTED PROPOSAL.
CHAPTER XXXI. 	THE TRAP.
CHAPTER XXXII. 	A CRITICAL MOMENT.
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	A SUDDEN TRAGEDY.
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	SETH JOHNSON'S GIFT.
CHAPTER XXXV. 	THE RETURN OF AN OLD FRIEND.
CHAPTER XXXVI. 	SAD FOREBODINGS.
CHAPTER XXXVII. 	CONCLUSION.



FROM CANAL BOY TO PRESIDENT
or the Boyhood and Manhood of James A. Garfield
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
Chapter I. 	The First Pair Of Shoes.
Chapter II 	Growing In Wisdom And Stature.
Chapter III 	In Quest Of Fortune.
Chapter IV 	On The Tow-Path.
Chapter V 	An Important Conversation.
Chapter VI 	James Leaves The Canal.
Chapter VII 	The Choice Of A Vocation
Chapter VIII 	Geauga Seminary.
Chapter IX 	Ways And Means.
Chapter X 	A Cousin's Reminiscences.
Chapter XI 	Ledge Hill School
Chapter XII 	Who Shall Be Master?
Chapter XIII 	Ames Leaves Geauga Seminary
Chapter XIV 	At Hiram Institute.
Chapter XV 	Three Busy Years.
Chapter XVI 	Entering Williams College.
Chapter XVII 	Life In College.
Chapter XVIII 	The Canal-Boy Becomes A College President.
Chapter XIX 	Garfield As A College President.
Chapter XX 	Garfield Becomes A State Senator.
Chapter XXI 	A Difficult Duty.
Chapter XXII 	John Jordan's Dangerous Journey.
Chapter XXIII 	Garfield's Bold Strategy.
Chapter XXIV 	The Battle Of Middle Creek.
Chapter XXV 	The Perilous Trip Up The Big Sandy.
Chapter XXVI 	The Canal-Boy Becomes A Congressman.
Chapter XXVII 	Garfield's Course In Congress.
Chapter XXVIII 	The Man For The Hour.
Chapter XXIX 	Garfield As A Lawyer.
Chapter XXX 	The Scholar In Politics.
Chapter XXXI 	The Tributes Of Friends.
Chapter XXXII 	From Canal-Boy To President.
Chapter XXXIII 	The New Administration.
Chapter XXXIV 	The Tragic End.
Chapter XXXV 	Mr. Depew's Estimate Of Garfield.
Chapter XXXVI 	The Lessons Of His Life.



FRANK AND FEARLESS
OR THE FORTUNES OF JASPER KENT



CONTENTS
I. 	Jasper's Victory, 	1
II. 	Strange News, 	10
III. 	Jasper Recognizes the Visitor, 	19
IV. 	Thorn's Revenge, 	29
V. 	Jasper's Return Home, 	37
VI. 	The Step-Mother, 	46
VII. 	New Relations, 	54
VIII. 	Sudden Death, 	63
IX. 	A Declaration of War, 	72
X. 	Nicholas Appears upon the Scene, 	81
XI. 	The Outbreak of Hostilities, 	90
XII. 	A Scheme of Vengeance, 	101
XIII. 	Mrs. Kent is Foiled, 	108
XIV. 	Mediation, 	117
XV. 	Good-Bye, 	126
XVI. 	An Unpleasant Adventure, 	135
XVII. 	The Deserted House, 	144
XVIII. 	The Kidnapped Child, 	153
XIX. 	A Brute in Human Shape, 	158
XX. 	A Strange Commission, 	169
XXI. 	Jasper is Intrusted with a Delicate Commission, 	179
XXII. 	A Business Max's Suspicions, 	188
XXIII. 	Where Jasper Found Dick, 	197
XXIV. 	The Sleeping Potion, 	207
XXV. 	Jasper Finds Himself a Prisoner, 	213
XXVI. 	In Confinement, 	217
XXVII. 	An Unexpected Friend, 	225
XVIII. 	Escape, 	230
XXIX. 	Jasper in a New Character, 	236
XXX. 	Jasper Gets a Place, 	245
XXXI. 	The Unwelcome Relative, 	255
XXXII. 	A Cold Reception, 	263
XXXIII. 	Dick Punishes Nicholas, 	270
XXXIV. 	An Important Commission, 	279
XXXV. 	An Indian Maiden, 	283
XXXVI. 	In Difficulties, 	290
XXXVII. 	A Startling Summons, 	303
XXXVIII. 	Dick Comes Back, 	308
XXXIX. 	How It All Ended, 	318



YOUNG CAPTAIN JACK
OR, THE SON OF A SOLDIER
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS.
THE ENCOUNTER ON THE BRIDGE, 	1
DARCY GILBERT'S STORY, 	9
A MYSTERY OF THE PAST, 	16
ON BOARD THE WRECK, 	23
OLD BEN HAS A VISITOR, 	30
MRS. RUTHVEN'S STORY, 	38
A SETBACK FOR ST. JOHN, 	47
THE HOME GUARDS OF OLDVILLE, 	54
DR. MACKEY INVESTIGATES, 	63
THE PAPERS ON THE WRECK, 	71
MRS. RUTHVEN SPEAKS HER MIND, 	78
THE BOAT RACE ON THE BAY, 	86
DR. MACKEY TELLS HIS STORY, 	95
JACK SPEAKS HIS MIND, 	105
CAPTAIN JACK AT THE FRONT, 	114
COLONEL STANTON'S VISIT, 	125
A SCENE IN THE SUMMERHOUSE, 	134
MEETING OF THE COUSINS, 	143
A SUMMONS FROM THE FRONT, 	154
THE STORM OF BATTLE AGAIN, 	163
A LIVELY FIRE, 	172
AFTER THE BATTLE, 	180
DR. MACKEY'S BOLD MOVE, 	188
THE HUNT FOR JACK, 	197
A REMARKABLE REVELATION, 	204
DR. MACKEY SHOWS HIS HAND, 	212
COLONEL STANTON'S TALE, 	220
IN THE HANDS OF THE GUERRILLAS, 	228
THE ESCAPE FROM THE CAVE, 	235
BROUGHT TO BAY, 	243
FATHER AND SON—CONCLUSION, 	252



FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS
OR, JACOB MARLOWE'S SECRET
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
I. 	A NEW ARRIVAL IN LAKEVILLE. 	3
II. 	UNCLE JACOB'S RECEPTION. 	10
III. 	A VISIT TO THE FACTORY. 	16
IV. 	UNCLE JACOB'S STARTLING REVELATION. 	23
V. 	UNCLE JACOB RECEIVES HIS WALKING PAPERS. 	31
VI 	SQUIRE MARLOWE IS SURPRISED. 	39
VII. 	UNCLE JACOB LEAVES LAKEVILLE. 	46
VIII. 	DISCHARGED. 	54
IX. 	MRS. BARTON'S SECRET. 	61
X. 	STOLEN MONEY. 	69
XI. 	THE TWENTY-DOLLAR BILL. 	77
XII. 	MR. JONES IS EXCITED. 	84
XIII. 	PERCY GETS RID OF THE BILL. 	88
XIV. 	BERT STANDS TRIAL. 	92
XV. 	BERT'S TRIUMPHANT VINDICATION. 	100
XVI. 	WHAT BECAME OF THE STOLEN NOTE. 	108
XVII. 	AFTER THE TRIAL. 	116
XVIII. 	BERT OBTAINS WORK. 	123
XIX. 	BERT'S EXPERIENCE AS A FARMER'S BOY. 	131
XX. 	BERT IS PLACED IN AN EMBARRASSING POSITION. 	138
XXI. 	THE MIDNIGHT VISIT TO THE PANTRY. 	146
XXII. 	A PANIC AT FARMER WILSON'S. 	154
XXIII. 	BERT FORMS A RESOLUTION. 	161
XXIV. 	THE OFFICE OF THE MAGNET MINE. 	169
XXV. 	AN ADVERTISEMENT AND WHAT CAME OF IT. 	176
XXVI. 	BERT SECURES BOARD IN HARRISBURG. 	183
XXVII. 	A BOARDING-HOUSE IN HARRISBURG. 	191
XXVIII. 	BERT'S FIRST APPEARANCE ON ANY STAGE. 	199
XXIX. 	BERT SECURES A BOX OF MR. HARDING'S PAPERS. 	207
XXX. 	BERT OBTAINS AN IMPORTANT CLEW. 	213
XXXI. 	SQUIRE MARLOWE IS SURPRISED. 	220
XXXII. 	HIRAM FRENCH, OF CHICAGO. 	228
XXXIII. 	A LATE ARRIVAL AT MRS. BARTON'S COTTAGE. 	235
XXXIV. 	BERT INTERVIEWS HARDING'S SISTER. 	243
XXXV. 	SUCCESS COMES STRANGELY. 	250
XXXVI. 	RALPH HARDING IS FOUND. 	258
XXXVII. 	ALBERT MARLOWE MEETS HIS VICTIM. 	266
XXXVIII. 	MR. BARTON DEFIES THE SQUIRE. 	271
XXXIX. 	CONCLUSION. 	276



RANDY OF THE RIVER
THE ADVENTURES OF A YOUNG DECKHAND
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
Something about Randy 	7
At the Fishing Hole 	17
Exposing Bob Bangs 	26
Randy at Home 	36
The Result of a Quarrel 	45
The Iron Works Affair 	54
More Troubles for Randy 	62
Randy and His Uncle Peter 	70
The New Home 	80
Sammy's Fourth of July 	88
Randy to the Rescue 	99
A Steamboat Man 	108
Mr. Shalley Makes an Offer 	118
Bob Bangs and His Horse 	127
Randy as a Deckhand 	135
In New York City 	145
The Purser Has His Say 	153
A Meeting on the River 	161
An Unlooked-for Encounter 	169
What Came of a Demand 	177
Randy Visits His Home 	186
Mr. Bartlett Makes a Move 	193
The Papers in the Safe 	201
Another Hiding Place 	208
A Victory for Randy 	215
New Troubles 	222
Randy Makes a Discovery 	229
Out of a Tight Corner 	237
George Gaffney's Statement 	244
A Swim for Life 	252
News of Importance 	259
Brought To Terms—conclusion 	265



FAME AND FORTUNE;
THE PROGRESS OF RICHARD HUNTER.
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
	PREFACE
CHAPTER I 	A BOARDING-HOUSE IN BLEECKER STREET.
CHAPTER II 	INTRODUCTION TO MERCANTILE LIFE.
CHAPTER III 	AT THE POST-OFFICE.
CHAPTER IV 	LIFE AT THE BOARDING-HOUSE.
CHAPTER V 	DICK RECEIVES TWO VALUABLE PRESENTS.
CHAPTER VI 	MR GILBERT IS ASTONISHED.
CHAPTER VII 	A FINANCIAL DISCUSSION.
CHAPTER VIII 	NEW PLANS.
CHAPTER IX 	ROSWELL CRAWFORD AT HOME.
CHAPTER X 	A STORE ON SIXTH AVENUE.
CHAPTER XI 	A NEW ALLIANCE.
CHAPTER XII 	DICK FALLS INTO A TRAP.
CHAPTER XIII 	DICK IN THE STATION-HOUSE.
CHAPTER XIV 	MICKY MAGUIRE'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
CHAPTER XV 	THE FRANKLIN STREET STATION-HOUSE.
CHAPTER XVI 	ROSWELL CRAWFORD RETIRES FROM BUSINESS.
CHAPTER XVII 	DICK'S ACQUITTAL.
CHAPTER XVIII 	THE CUP AND THE LIP.
CHAPTER XIX 	ANOTHER ARREST.
CHAPTER XX 	BEFORE THE PARTY.
CHAPTER XXI 	IDA GREYSON'S PARTY.
CHAPTER XXII 	MICKY MAGUIRE RETURNS FROM THE ISLAND.
CHAPTER XXIII 	FAME AND FORTUNE.
	OTHER BOOKS BY HORATIO ALGER, Jr.



FROM FARM TO FORTUNE
OR, NAT NASON'S STRANGE EXPERIENCE
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	PREFACE
CHAPTER I. 	Nat on the Farm
CHAPTER II. 	A Quarrel in the Barnyard
CHAPTER III. 	Nat Leaves the Farm
CHAPTER IV. 	Abner Balberry's Discovery
CHAPTER V. 	The Sale of a Cow
CHAPTER VI. 	Nat on Lake Erie
CHAPTER VII. 	An Adventure at Niagara Falls
CHAPTER VIII. 	A Fresh Start in Life
CHAPTER IX. 	First Days in New York
CHAPTER X. 	Out of Work Once More
CHAPTER XI. 	What a Hundred Dollars Did
CHAPTER XII. 	On the Brooklyn Bridge
CHAPTER XIII. 	A Swindle Exposed
CHAPTER XIV. 	Nat Obtains Another Situation
CHAPTER XV. 	Abner and the Widow Guff
CHAPTER XVI. 	Abner Visits New York
CHAPTER XVII. 	A Case of Mistaken Identity
CHAPTER XVIII. 	Nat Meets His Uncle
CHAPTER XIX. 	Nat Becomes a Private Clerk
CHAPTER XX. 	Rufus Cameron's Bold Move
CHAPTER XXI. 	A Missing Document of Value
CHAPTER XXII. 	At the Elevated Station
CHAPTER XXIII. 	Tom Nolan's Confession
CHAPTER XXIV. 	The Papers in the Trunk
CHAPTER XXV. 	Back to the City
CHAPTER XXVI. 	Fred Gives up City Life
CHAPTER XXVII. 	A Scene at the Hotel
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	A Sudden Proposal
CHAPTER XXIX. 	The Capture of Nick Smithers
CHAPTER XXX. 	Nat Comes into His Own
	The Enterprise Books



THE YOUNG MINER;
OR TOM NELSON IN CALIFORNIA.
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
	FAMOUS ALGER BOOKS. 	PREFACE.
CHAPTER I. 	CHAPTER II. 	CHAPTER III. 	CHAPTER IV.
CHAPTER V. 	CHAPTER VI. 	CHAPTER VII. 	CHAPTER VIII.
CHAPTER IX. 	CHAPTER X. 	CHAPTER XI. 	CHAPTER XII.
CHAPTER XIII. 	CHAPTER XIV. 	CHAPTER XV. 	CHAPTER XVI.
CHAPTER XVII. 	CHAPTER XVIII. 	CHAPTER XIX. 	CHAPTER XX.
CHAPTER XXI. 	CHAPTER XXII. 	CHAPTER XXIII. 	CHAPTER XXIV.
CHAPTER XXV. 	CHAPTER XXVI. 	CHAPTER XXVII. 	CHAPTER XXVIII.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	CHAPTER XXX. 	CHAPTER XXXI. 	CHAPTER XXXII.



CHESTER RAND
OR THE NEW PATH TO FORTUNE
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
SILAS TRIPP
OUT OF WORK
A NOTEWORTHY EVENING
A DYING GIFT
CHESTER'S FIRST SUCCESS
ROBERT RAMSAY
SILAS TRIPP MAKES A DISCOVERY
A SCENE IN THE GROCERY STORE
NEW PLANS FOR CHESTER
A RAILROAD ACQUAINTANCE
CHESTER'S FIRST EXPERIENCES IN NEW YORK
A REAL ESTATE OFFICE
MR. MULLINS, THE BOOKKEEPER
THE TABLES TURNED
A PLOT AGAINST CHESTER
PROF. HAZLITT AT HOME
CHESTER TAKES A LESSON IN BOXING
DICK RALSTON
MR. FAIRCHILD LEAVES THE CITY
PAUL PERKINS, OF MINNEAPOLIS
MR. PERKINS MAKES AN ACQUAINTANCE
DICK RALSTON'S FATHER
CHESTER IS DISCHARGED
INTRODUCES MR. SHARPLEIGH, THE DETECTIVE
CHESTER MEETS ANOTHER ARTIST
A STRANGER IN NEW YORK
MR. TRIPP IS DISAPPOINTED
PROF. NUGENT
MR. FAIRCHILD'S TELEGRAM
THE ATTEMPTED ROBBERY
A DAY OF SURPRISES
EDWARD GRANGER
A FRIEND FROM OREGON
AFTER A YEAR
PREPARING FOR THE JOURNEY
A GREAT SURPRISE
DAVID MULLINS AGAIN
ABNER TRIMBLE'S PLOT
MAKING A WILL
AN UNEXPECTED SURPRISE
CONCLUSION



THE YOUNG BANK MESSENGER
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
I.   	THE LONELY CABIN, 	1
II.   	A DEATHBED REVELATION, 	10
III.   	A SUCCESSFUL ROBBERY, 	19
IV.   	ALONE IN THE WORLD, 	27
V.   	THE TRAMP TURNS UP AGAIN, 	36
VI.   	A CRITICAL SITUATION, 	44
VII.   	ON THE ROAD, 	53
VIII.   	THE QUAKER DETECTIVE, 	61
IX.   	AN ARMED ESCORT, 	71
X.   	THE ASTONISHED OUTLAW, 	77
XI.   	UNDER WATCH AND WARD, 	88
XII.   	THE OUTLAW'S ESCAPE, 	97
XIII.   	THE OUTLAW'S MISTAKE, 	106
XIV.   	ERNEST HAS AN ADVENTURE, 	115
XV.   	A NEW ACQUAINTANCE, 	124
XVI.   	THE OUTLAW'S HOME, 	133
XVII.   	IN THE ROBBER'S CAVE, 	142
XVIII.   	THE OUTLAW AND HIS BAND, 	153
XIX.   	A DAY IN THE CAVE, 	159
XX.   	ERNEST EXPLORES THE CAVE, 	168
XXI.   	OUT OF THE FRYING-PAN INTO THE FIRE, 	178
XXII.   	A FRIEND IN NEED, 	187
XXIII.   	GIVEN IN TRUST, 	196
XXIV.   	STEPHEN RAY AND HIS SON, 	206
XXV.   	A STARTLING DISCLOSURE, 	216
XXVI.   	BOUGHT OFF, 	228
XXVII.   	THE TOWN OF OREVILLE, 	236
XXVIII.   	AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE TURNS UP, 	246
XXIX.   	TOM BURNS MAKES A CALL, 	256
XXX.   	A BURGLAR'S FAILURE, 	266
XXXI.   	THE ADVERTISEMENT, 	276
XXXII.   	MR. BOLTON AS A HUSTLER, 	285
XXXIII.   	THE RESULT OF AN ADVERTISEMENT, 	295
XXXIV.   	A STRANGE MEETING, 	301
XXXV.   	MR. BOLTON AND HIS CLIENT, 	309
XXXVI.   	AN IMPORTANT INTERVIEW, 	314
XXXVII.   	CONCLUSION, 	320



SLOW AND SURE
THE STORY OF PAUL HOFFMAN
THE YOUNG STREET-MERCHANT
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
I.   	SIX MONTHS AFTER.
II.   	BARNUM'S MUSEUM.
III.   	THE BURNING OF THE TENEMENT HOUSE.
IV.   	THE POLICEMAN'S HOME.
V.   	HOUSE HUNTING.
VI.   	PAUL TAKES A HOUSE ON MADISON AVENUE.
VII.   	THE HOUSE ON MADISON AVENUE.
VIII.   	A GIFT.
IX.   	JULIUS.
X.   	A ROOM IN CENTRE STREET.
XI.   	FREE LUNCH.
XII.   	A GOOD ACTION MEETS ITS REWARD.
XIII.   	PAUL MAKES A PURCHASE.
XIV.   	THE SPOT UPON THE COAT.
XV.   	SUSPICION.
XVI.   	LOCKED UP FOR THE NIGHT.
XVII.   	TRAPPED.
XVIII.   	THE VALUE OF A CLOTHES-LINE.
XIX.   	A CURIOSITY SHOP.
XX.   	THE DISGUISED LISTENER.
XXI.   	A BRIGHTER PROSPECT FOR JULIUS.
XXII.   	MARLOWE OVERTAKES HIS VICTIM.
XXIII.   	A TIMELY RESCUE.
XXIV.   	THE POOR ARTIST.
XXV.   	MR. TALBOT'S RETURN.
XXVI.   	FROM THE SIDEWALK TO THE SHOP.



BEN'S NUGGET;
A BOY'S SEARCH FOR FORTUNE.
A Story of the Pacific Coast.
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER I.
PAGE
The Mountain-Cabin 	13
CHAPTER II.
The Missing Chinaman 	23
CHAPTER III.
Two Gentlemen of the Road 	30
CHAPTER IV.
Ki Sing in the Hands of the Enemy 	38
CHAPTER V.
Further Adventures of Bill Mosely 	46
CHAPTER VI.
An Unequal Contest 	54
CHAPTER VII.
Tied to a Tree 	62
CHAPTER VIII.
Turning the Tables 	70
CHAPTER IX.
Bradley's Signal Victory 	78
CHAPTER X.
"The Best of Friends must Part" 	87
CHAPTER XI.
Plans for Departure 	95
CHAPTER XII.
The Profits of Mining 	100
CHAPTER XIII.
Ki Sing's Ride 	104
CHAPTER XIV.
Golden Gulch Hotel 	113
CHAPTER XV.
Bill Mosely Reappears 	122
CHAPTER XVI.
A Travesty of Justice 	131
CHAPTER XVII.
Lynch Law 	139
CHAPTER XVIII.
After the Execution 	147
CHAPTER XIX.
Ben wins Laurels as a Singer 	151
CHAPTER XX.
A Little Retrospect 	158
CHAPTER XXI.
Mr. Campbell Receives Tidings of his Ward 	165
CHAPTER XXII.
A Morning Call 	174
CHAPTER XXIII.
A Secret Conference 	183
CHAPTER XXIV.
Miss Douglas Receives a Message 	188
CHAPTER XXV.
Walking into a Trap 	195
CHAPTER XXVI.
A Hard-hearted Jailer 	201
CHAPTER XXVII.
A Star in the Cloud 	210
CHAPTER XXVIII.
Jones Checkmates Orton Campbell 	219
CHAPTER XXIX.
A Wedding Reception 	229
CHAPTER XXX.
The Nugget 	237
CHAPTER XXXI.
Job Stanton's Mistake 	246
CHAPTER XXXII.
The House is Mortgaged 	255
CHAPTER XXXIII.
The Blow about to Fall 	260
CHAPTER XXXIV.
Conclusion 	265



RUFUS AND ROSE;
OR, THE FORTUNES OF ROUGH AND READY.
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
PREFACE.
CHAPTER I 	NEW PLANS.
CHAPTER II 	THE HOUSE IN WAVERLEY PLACE.
CHAPTER III 	JAMES MARTIN'S VICISSITUDES.
CHAPTER IV 	HOW JAMES MARTIN CAME TO GRIEF.
CHAPTER V 	THE LAST EVENING IN FRANKLIN STREET.
CHAPTER VI 	A NEW HOME.
CHAPTER VII 	A NEW ENTERPRISE.
CHAPTER VIII 	THE NEW BOARDING-HOUSE.
CHAPTER IX 	AT THE END OF THREE MONTHS.
CHAPTER X 	MR MARTIN AGAIN APPEARS ON THE SCENE.
CHAPTER XI 	MR MARTIN'S WILD-GOOSE CHASE.
CHAPTER XII 	MARTIN'S LUCK TURNS.
CHAPTER XIII 	MARTIN MAKES A BUSINESS ENGAGEMENT.
CHAPTER XIV 	HOW RUFUS SUCCEEDED IN BUSINESS.
CHAPTER XV 	THE TIN BOX.
CHAPTER XVI 	MR VANDERPOOL.
CHAPTER XVII 	DIVIDING THE SPOILS.
CHAPTER XVIII 	RUFUS ENTRAPPED.
CHAPTER XIX 	IN A TRAP.
CHAPTER XX 	HUMPY.
CHAPTER XXI 	SUSPENSE.
CHAPTER XXII 	MARTIN GROWS SUSPICIOUS.
CHAPTER XXIII 	ESCAPE.
CHAPTER XXIV 	HOW RUFUS GOT BACK.
CHAPTER XXV 	UNPLEASANT DISCOVERIES.
CHAPTER XXVI 	CONCLUSION.
Famous Alger Books.
Famous Castlemon Books.
By Stephens.
By Trowbridge.
By Ellis.
LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
"Don't you try to fool me."
"I'll teach you to do it again."



THE YOUNG OUTLAW;
OR, ADRIFT IN THE STREETS
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
	PREFACE.
	THE YOUNG OUTLAW
CHAPTER I. 	THE YOUNG OUTLAW.
CHAPTER II. 	SAM'S EARLY LIFE.
CHAPTER III. 	A HARD CASE.
CHAPTER IV. 	SAM FRIGHTENS THE HOUSEHOLD.
CHAPTER V. 	SAM COMBINES BUSINESS WITH PLEASURE.
CHAPTER VI. 	SAM'S SUDDEN SICKNESS.
CHAPTER VII. 	SAM MEETS HIS MATCH.
CHAPTER VIII. 	SAM'S TEMPTATION.
CHAPTER IX. 	SAM TAKES FRENCH LEAVE.
CHAPTER X. 	SAM'S ADVENTURES AT THE DEPOT.
CHAPTER XI. 	FIRST EXPERIENCES IN THE CITY.
CHAPTER XII. 	CLARENCE BROWN.
CHAPTER XIII. 	ROBBED IN HIS SLEEP.
CHAPTER XIV. 	BOUNCED!
CHAPTER XV. 	ANY WAY TO MAKE A LIVING.
CHAPTER XVI. 	SAM MEETS BROWN AND IS UNHAPPY,
CHAPTER XVII. 	TIM BRADY.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	SAM TURNS IMPOSTOR.
CHAPTER XIX. 	HOW SAM FARED.
CHAPTER XX. 	SAM GETS INTO A NEW BUSINESS.
CHAPTER XXI. 	SAM OBTAINS A PLACE.
CHAPTER XXII. 	THE YOUNG DOCTOR.
CHAPTER XXIII. 	SAM FALLS INTO BAD COMPANY.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	SAM'S EXCUSES.
CHAPTER XXV. 	BROUGHT TO JUSTICE.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	PIPKIN'S DINING-ROOMS.
CHAPTER XXVII. 	CONCLUSION.



SAM'S CHANCE
AND HOW HE IMPROVED IT
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
PREFACE.
SAM'S CHANCE.
CHAPTER I. 	SAM'S NEW CLOTHES.
CHAPTER II. 	SAM'S FIRST DAY IN BUSINESS.
CHAPTER III. 	SAM FINDS A ROOM.
CHAPTER IV. 	FIRST LESSONS.
CHAPTER V. 	SAM'S FINANCES.
CHAPTER VI. 	SAM'S LUCK.
CHAPTER VII. 	TWENTY-FIVE DOLLARS REWARD.
CHAPTER VIII. 	AN UNEXPECTED OBSTACLE.
CHAPTER IX. 	RESTORING THE RING.
CHAPTER X. 	SAM'S INVESTMENT.
CHAPTER XI. 	HENRY BECOMES A MERCHANT.
CHAPTER XII. 	HOW SAM SUCCEEDED.
CHAPTER XIII. 	HENRY'S GOOD FORTUNE.
CHAPTER XIV. 	THE SAVINGS BANK BOOK.
CHAPTER XV. 	SAM IS FOUND OUT.
CHAPTER XVI. 	SAM LOSES HIS PLACE.
CHAPTER XVII. 	TIM IS UNMASKED.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	THE FALL RIVER BOAT.
CHAPTER XIX. 	MUTUAL CONFIDENCES.
CHAPTER XX. 	TOO LATE FOR THE TRAIN.
CHAPTER XXI. 	ARRIVED IN BOSTON.
CHAPTER XXII. 	FIRST EXPERIENCES IN BOSTON.
CHAPTER XXIII. 	SAM FINDS A ROOMMATE.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	AN UNPLEASANT SURPRISE.
CHAPTER XXV. 	IN PURSUIT OP A PLACE.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	ABNER BLODGETT AGAIN.
CHAPTER XXVII. 	SAM IS INITIATED INTO A COLLEGE SOCIETY.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	BROWN'S PLAN.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	ARTHUR BROWN.
CHAPTER XXX. 	HOW IT WAS ARRANGED.
CHAPTER XXXI. 	TWO YEARS LATER.
CHAPTER XXXII. 	CONCLUSION.



THE ERIE TRAIN BOY
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
1891



CONTENTS
THE ERIE TRAIN BOY
CHAPTER I. 	ON THE ERIE ROAD.
CHAPTER II. 	A FAIR EXCHANGE.
CHAPTER III. 	FRED'S RICH RELATION.
CHAPTER IV. 	ZEBULON MACK.
CHAPTER V. 	AN ADVENTURE ON THE TRAIN.
CHAPTER VI. 	MR. BASCOM'S PERIL.
CHAPTER VII. 	FERDINAND MORRIS.
CHAPTER VIII. 	MR. BASCOM'S SAD PLIGHT.
CHAPTER IX. 	A LONG TRIP.
CHAPTER X. 	WHAT TOOK PLACE IN NO. 21.
CHAPTER XI. 	FRED FALLS UNDER A TERRIBLE SUSPICION.
CHAPTER XII. 	FRED AS A PRISONER.
CHAPTER XIII. 	THE HOTEL CLERK'S MISTAKE.
CHAPTER XIV. 	THE MISSING VALISE.
CHAPTER XV. 	MR. PALMER WALKS INTO A TRAP.
CHAPTER XVI. 	PALMER'S MALICE.
CHAPTER XVII. 	TWO YOUNG LADY PASSENGERS AT ODDS.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	UNSATISFACTORY RELATIONS.
CHAPTER XIX. 	RUTH PATTON CALLS ON MR. FERGUSON.
CHAPTER XX. 	A FRIEND IN NEED.
CHAPTER XXI. 	LUELLA'S PAINFUL DISCOVERY.
CHAPTER XXII. 	MISS FERGUSON WRITES A NOTE.
CHAPTER XXIII. 	ANOTHER RAILROAD ADVENTURE.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	FRED'S GOOD LUCK.
CHAPTER XXV. 	ROSE WAINWRIGHT'S PARTY.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	FRED BECOMES A NEWSPAPER HERO.
CHAPTER XXVII. 	A CONFIDENTIAL MISSION.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	ST. VICTOR.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	FRED TAKES THE FIRST STEP.
CHAPTER XXX. 	A HUNTING EXCURSION.
CHAPTER XXXI. 	FRED HAS AN UNDERSTANDING WITH SINCLAIR.
CHAPTER XXXII. 	FINDING A CLEW.
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	SUCCESS!
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	BOWMAN'S PANIC.
CHAPTER XXXV. 	FRED'S REWARD.
CHAPTER XXXVI. 	A LETTER FROM TOM SLOAN.
CHAPTER XXXVII. 	COUSIN FERGUSON.
CHAPTER XXXVIII. 	CONCLUSION.



LUKE WALTON
Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
I   	A CHICAGO NEWSBOY
II   	A LETTER FROM THE DEAD
III   	LUKE FORMS A RESOLUTION
IV   	AN ATTACK IN THE DARK
V   	HOW LUKE ESCAPED
VI   	MR. AFTON'S OFFICE
VII   	A STRANGE ENCOUNTER
VIII   	A MARKED MAN
IX   	STEPHEN WEBB
X   	STEPHEN WEBB OBTAINS SOME INFORMATION
XI   	A HOUSE ON PRAIRIE AVENUE
XII   	A PLOT THAT FAILED
XIII   	TOM BROOKS IN TROUBLE
XIV   	LUKE HAS A COOL RECEPTION IN PRAIRIE AVENUE
XV   	A WELCOME GIFT
XVI   	THOMAS BROWNING AT HOME
XVII   	A STRANGE VISITOR
XVIII   	HOW JACK KING FARED
XIX   	A SENSATIONAL INCIDENT
XX   	AMBROSE KEAN'S IMPRUDENCE
XXI   	A FRIEND IN NEED
XXII   	HOW AMBROSE KEAN WAS SAVED
XXIII   	STEPHEN WEBB IS PUZZLED
XXIV   	MRS. MERTON PASSES A PLEASANT EVENING
XXV   	MRS. TRACY'S BROTHER
XXVI   	THE PRODIGAL'S RECEPTION
XXVII   	UNCLE AND NEPHEW
XXVIII   	HAROLD'S TEMPTATION
XXIX   	HAROLD'S THEFT
XXX   	LUKE WALTON IS SUSPECTED OF THEFT
XXXI   	WHO STOLE THE MONEY?
XXXII   	HAROLD AND FELICIE MAKE AN ARRANGEMENT
XXXIII   	HAROLD'S PLOT FAILS
XXXIV   	HAROLD MAKES A PURCHASE
XXXV   	A SKILLFUL INVENTION
XXXVI   	WARNER POWELL STARTS ON A JOURNEY
XXXVII   	THOMAS BROWNING'S SECRET
XXXVIII   	FELICIE PROVES TROUBLESOME
XXXIX   	LUKE WALTON'S LETTER
XL   	FACE TO FACE WITH THE ENEMY
XLI   	MR. BROWNING COMES TO TERMS
XLII   	CONCLUSION



IN A NEW WORLD
AMONG THE GOLD-FIELDS OF AUSTRALIA
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
1893



CONTENTS
IN A NEW WORLD.
CHAPTER I. 	OLD FRIENDS IN MELBOURNE.
CHAPTER II. 	PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE.
CHAPTER III. 	FLETCHER ACTS SUSPICIOUSLY.
CHAPTER IV. 	A TIMELY RESCUE.
CHAPTER V. 	STARTING FOR THE MINES.
CHAPTER VI. 	A NIGHT INCIDENT.
CHAPTER VII. 	PARTING COMPANY.
CHAPTER VIII. 	A VICTIM OF TREACHERY.
CHAPTER IX. 	A DISAGREEABLE SURPRISE.
CHAPTER X. 	FLETCHER TURNS UP AGAIN.
CHAPTER XI. 	TAKEN CAPTIVE.
CHAPTER XII. 	THE HOME OF THE BUSHRANGERS.
CHAPTER XIII. 	A TRIAL AND ITS TRAGIC FINALE.
CHAPTER XIV. 	ELECTION OF A NEW CAPTAIN.
CHAPTER XV. 	LOST IN THE WOODS.
CHAPTER XVI. 	THE SHEPHERD'S HUT.
CHAPTER XVII. 	A WELCOME IN THE WILDS.
CHAPTER XVIII. 	A DANGEROUS ACQUAINTANCE.
CHAPTER XIX. 	A RUFFIAN FOILED.
CHAPTER XX. 	THE BOYS ARRIVE AT BENDIGO.
CHAPTER XXI. 	BUYING A CLAIM.
CHAPTER XXII. 	STRIKING LUCK.
CHAPTER XXIII. 	RAISING THE NUGGET.
CHAPTER XXIV. 	THE NUGGET IN DANGER.
CHAPTER XXV. 	THE MIDNIGHT ROBBERY.
CHAPTER XXVI. 	A THIEF'S EMBARRASSMENT.
CHAPTER XXVII. 	BAFFLED CUPIDITY.
CHAPTER XXVIII. 	THE NUGGET IN SAFETY.
CHAPTER XXIX. 	SELLING THE CLAIM.
CHAPTER XXX. 	THE TWO CONSPIRATORS.
CHAPTER XXXI. 	TAKEN CAPTIVE.
CHAPTER XXXII. 	OBED IN A TIGHT PLACE.
CHAPTER XXXIII. 	THE TABLES ARE TURNED.
CHAPTER XXXIV. 	FAREWELL TO MELBOURNE.
CHAPTER XXXV. 	SOME OLD ACQUAINTANCES.
CHAPTER XXXVI. 	A HEART-BROKEN RELATIVE.
CHAPTER XXXVII. 	HOME AGAIN.
CHAPTER XXXVIII. 	THE BOYS SECURE POSITIONS.
CHAPTER XXXIX. 	CONCLUSION.



THE YOUNG ADVENTURER
TOM'S TRIP ACROSS THE PLAINS
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I 	  MARK NELSON'S FAMILY 	3
II 	  TOM FINDS A WALLET 	10
III 	  TOM ASKS A LOAN 	17
IV 	  TOM ASKS LEAVE OF ABSENCE 	25
V 	  TOM RAISES THE MONEY 	33
VI 	  TOM ARRIVES IN PITTSBURG 	42
VII 	  THE PITTSBURG HOUSE 	51
VIII 	  GRAHAM IN HIS TRUE COLORS 	59
IX 	  THE "RIVER BELLE" 	68
X 	  ON THE STEAMER 	76
XI 	  THE FIRST DAY ON THE RIVER 	85
XII 	  NO. 61 AND NO. 62 	94
XIII 	  GRAHAM'S DISAPPOINTMENT 	104
XIV 	  COMING TO AN UNDERSTANDING 	113
XV 	  THE ALLEGHANY HOUSE 	117
XVI 	  THE EVENTS OF A MORNING 	122
XVII 	  TOM'S ARREST 	131
XVIII 	  TOM GETS OUT OF HIS DIFFICULTY 	140
XIX 	  A MISSOURI TAVERN 	149
XX 	  ST. JOE 	158
XXI 	  HOW THINGS WENT ON AT HOME 	167
XXII 	  THE YOUNG MAN FROM BOSTON 	175
XXIII 	  MR. PEABODY'S TROUBLES 	184
XXIV 	  A SAD SIGHT 	192
XXV 	  A NIGHT PANIC 	201
XXVI 	  MR. PEABODY IS WORSTED 	209
XXVII 	  THE LOST HORSE 	217
XXVIII 	  INDIAN CASUISTRY 	221
XXIX 	  A RACE FOR LIFE 	230
XXX 	  TOM BECOMES AN INDIAN 	234
XXXI 	  TOM GIVES A MAGICAL SOIREE 	240
XXXII 	  TOM'S ESCAPE 	247



WAIT AND HOPE
or A Plucky Boy's Luck
by Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
Chapter I 	Ben and His Aunt
Chapter II 	Three Situations
Chapter III 	At Lovell's Grounds
Chapter IV 	The Boys' Race
Chapter V 	Ben Wins Again
Chapter VI 	Mr. Dobson's Visit
Chapter VII 	Ben Gets Employment
Chapter VIII 	Deacon Sawyer's Liberality
Chapter IX 	Mr. Manning's Proposal
Chapter X 	Ben's Journey
Chapter XI 	In New York
Chapter XII 	An Adventure
Chapter XIII 	A Curious Old Lady
Chapter XIV 	Prof. Crane, The Phrenologist
Chapter XV 	An Old Convert to Phrenology
Chapter XVI 	Ben's Loss
Chapter XVII 	The Strange Captor
Chapter XVIII 	The Envelope
Chapter XIX 	The Prize for Scholarship
Chapter XX 	Before the Battle
Chapter XXI 	Ben Wins at School
Chapter XXII 	Sam's Revenge
Chapter XXIII 	The Decoy Letter
Chapter XXIV 	Ben Arrives in Boston
Chapter XXV 	Sam Gives Himself Away
Chapter XXVI 	Ben Finds a Boarding-Place
Chapter XXVII 	Sam Attempts Strategy
Chapter XXVIII 	Sam Praises Ben
Chapter XXIX 	The Cunard Steamer
Chapter XXX 	Sam Is Improved By Adversity
Chapter XXXI 	Clouds in the Sky
Chapter XXXII 	The Blow Falls
Chapter XXXIII 	Ben Receives a Commission
Chapter XXXIV 	Solomon Brief
Chapter XXXV 	John Tremlett
Chapter XXXVI 	A Surprising Discovery
Chapter XXXVII 	The Dead Alive
Chapter XXXVIII 	Conclusion



MARK MASON'S VICTORY
THE TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF A TELEGRAPH BOY
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	  	PAGE
I 	Two Strangers from Syracuse 	1
II 	Where Mark Lived 	10
III 	An Unexpected Call 	17
IV 	A Night at Daly's 	25
V 	Mark as a Hero 	34
VI 	"The Evening Globe" 	42
VII 	The Great Mr. Bunsby 	50
VIII 	A Scene in Mrs. Mack's Room 	57
IX 	An Adventure in a Fifth Avenue Stage 	65
X 	An Important Commission 	74
XI 	Mr. Hamilton Schuyler is Astonished 	78
XII 	Mr. Schuyler has a Bad Time 	90
XIII 	Mark Starts on a Journey 	99
XIV 	The Telltale Memorandum 	108
XV 	A Railroad Incident 	116
XVI 	Mark as a Detective 	124
XVII 	Mark Makes a Call on Euclid Avenue 	132
XVIII 	A Midnight Visit 	140
XIX 	At Niagara Falls 	149
XX 	A Newspaper Paragraph 	157
XXI 	Mark Returns Home 	165
XXII 	A Crafty Schemer 	178
XXIII 	Mark's Good Luck 	182
XXIV 	The Two Sisters Meet 	190
XXV 	Maud Gilbert's Party 	199
XXVI 	An Important Commission 	207
XXVII 	Last Instructions 	215
XXVIII 	Mark at Omaha 	219
XXIX 	Nahum Sprague and his Orphan Ward 	223
XXX 	A Circus in Mr. Sprague's Yard 	229
XXXI 	Philip Finds a Friend 	239
XXXII 	Nahum Sprague's Surprise 	247
XXXIII 	A Change for Philip 	255
XXXIV 	On the Way Home 	264
XXXV 	Edgar Gets into Trouble 	272
XXXVI 	At the Fifth Avenue Hotel 	281
XXXVII 	Solon Talbot's Plans 	290
XXXVIII 	The Mining Stock is Sold 	299
XXXIX 	Conclusion 	302



BERNARD BROOKS’ ADVENTURES
The Experience of a Plucky Boy
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
BERNARD BROOKS’ ADVENTURES
CHAPTER I 	BERNARD BROOKS
CHAPTER II 	BERNARD’S BOLDNESS
CHAPTER III 	BROUGHT TO BAY
CHAPTER IV 	A ROAD SIDE ACQUAINTANCE
CHAPTER V 	MR. PENROSE’S SECRET
CHAPTER VI 	BERNARD’S DANGER
CHAPTER VII 	AN UNEXPECTED CHAMPION
CHAPTER VIII 	THE CONSPIRATORS ARE FOILED
CHAPTER IX 	ON THE HUDSON RIVER BOAT
CHAPTER X 	HATCH, DETECTIVE
CHAPTER XI 	MR. SNOWDON LOSES HIS PUPIL
CHAPTER XII 	BERNARD MEETS A FRIEND OF HIS FATHER
CHAPTER XIII 	PROFESSOR PUFFER
CHAPTER XIV 	SOME OF THE PASSENGERS
CHAPTER XV 	JACK STAPLES
CHAPTER XVI 	A SCRAP OF PAPER
CHAPTER XVII 	BERNARD’S PERIL
CHAPTER XVIII 	THE EVENTS OF A NIGHT
CHAPTER XIX 	PROFESSOR PUFFERS DISCOMFITURE
CHAPTER XX 	A LOST CLUE
CHAPTER XXI 	A DAY IN LONDON
CHAPTER XXII 	DICK THE BOOTBLACK
CHAPTER XXIII 	AN APARTMENT AT MORLEY’S HOTEL.
CHAPTER XXIV 	PROFESSOR PUFFER FROM HIS OWN POINT OF VIEW
CHAPTER XXV 	BERNARD’S GOOD FORTUNE
CHAPTER XXVI 	PROFESSOR PUFFER ONCE MORE
CHAPTER XXVII 	A CITIZEN OF NEBRASKA
CHAPTER XXVIII 	ITALY SEEN THROUGH AMERICAN SPECTACLES
CHAPTER XXIX 	CAPTURED BY BANDITTI
CHAPTER XXX 	IN A TRAP
CHAPTER XXXI 	WALTER CUNNINGHAM’S MISSION
CHAPTER XXXII 	SUSPENSE
CHAPTER XXXIII 	RESCUED
CHAPTER XXXIV 	NAT BARCLAY’S LETTER
CHAPTER XXXV 	PROFESSOR PUFFER’S DECLINE AND FALL
CHAPTER XXXVI 	PROFESSOR PUFFER BECOMES AN ALLY.
CHAPTER XXXVII 	A BAD DAY FOR MR. MCCRACKEN
CHAPTER XXXVIII 	CONCLUSION



A DEBT OF HONOR
THE STORY OF GERALD LANE'S SUCCESS IN THE FAR WEST
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I. 	The Cabin in the Foothills 	1
II. 	A Debt of Honor 	15
III. 	Bradley Wentworth 	22
IV. 	Comparing Notes 	27
V. 	A Compact 	34
VI. 	A Startling Discovery 	42
VII. 	Tracking the Thief 	50
VIII. 	Foiling a Thief 	58
IX. 	Alone in the World 	66
X. 	An Unexpected Visitor 	75
XI. 	Jake Amsden Makes an Early Call, and Has a Warm Reception 	84
XII. 	An International Combat 	93
XIII. 	A Victim of Injustice 	101
XIV. 	Jake Amsden Turns Over a New Leaf 	109
XV. 	Bradley Wentworth's Morning Mail 	116
XVI. 	A Letter from Jake Amsden 	124
XVII. 	The Backwoods Hotel 	132
XVIII. 	The Peters Family 	140
XIX. 	Science Versus Strength 	148
XX. 	Hitting the Bull's-Eye 	156
XXI. 	On the Steamer Rock Island 	165
XXII. 	Bradley Wentworth Tries to Make Mischief 	173
XXIII. 	Mr. Standish Receives a Commission 	182
XXIV.[iv] 	A False Alarm 	191
XXV. 	Gerald has an Unpleasant Adventure 	199
XXVI. 	Tip and his Tricks 	207
XXVII. 	Mr. Standish States his Business 	212
XXVIII. 	Mr. Standish Gains a Barren Victory 	216
XXIX. 	Gerald is Released 	224
XXX. 	Tidings of the Fugitive 	233
XXXI. 	The Young Runaways 	238
XXXII. 	Arthur Grigson's Treachery 	242
XXXIII. 	Interviewing a Burglar 	250
XXXIV. 	A Strange Meeting 	258
XXXV. 	Thomas Hastings 	267
XXXVI. 	Old Acquaintances 	275
XXXVII. 	A Letter from Gulchville 	283
XXXVIII. 	Gerald Sells his Patrimony 	288
XXXIX. 	Conclusion 	293



A BOY'S FORTUNE
OR THE STRANGE ADVENTURES OF BEN BAKER
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	  	PAGE
I. 	Oliver Hitchcock's Lunch-Room,  	1
II. 	A Lodging in St. Mark's Place,  	10
III. 	The Merchant's Secret,  	19
IV. 	The Mock Philanthropist,  	28
V. 	A Young Dude,  	37
VI. 	Ben Gets Into Trouble,  	45
VII. 	A Strange Adventure,  	54
VIII. 	An Unexpected Meeting,  	67
IX. 	Clarence is Puzzled,  	72
X. 	At the Office of Mr. Codicil,  	81
XI. 	The Home of Poverty,  	90
XII. 	A Surprising Announcement,  	99
XIII. 	A Farewell Call,  	108
XIV. 	What Ben's Friends Thought,  	117
XV. 	Filippo Novarro,  	126
XVI. 	On Board the Parthia,  	134
XVII. 	The Beauforts in Trouble,  	143
XVIII. 	Mrs. Flanagan is Driven From the Field,  	152
XIX. 	Brighter Prospects,  	162
XX. 	The New Home,  	171
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XXI. 	The Collapse of an Elderly Dude,  	181
XXII. 	The Romance of a Rose,  	190
XXIII. 	On the Borders of the Lake of Geneva,  	200
XXIV. 	The Maison de Fous,  	208
XXV. 	In a Trap,  	218
XXVI. 	Introduces Two Celebrities,  	227
XXVII. 	A Midnight Escape,  	236
XXVIII. 	Ben's Flight,  	245
XXIX. 	Ben is Missed,  	249
XXX. 	M. Bourdon's Little Scheme,  	254
XXXI. 	A Wanderer in France,  	262
XXXII. 	A Strange Meeting,  	267
XXXIII. 	An Astounding Discovery,  	271
XXXIV. 	Rose Makes an Enemy,  	279
XXXV. 	A Woman's Jealousy,  	287
XXXVI. 	Rose Comes Into a Fortune,  	296
XXXVII. 	Ben Meets His Cousin,  	305
XXXVIII. 	M. Bourdon Has a Bad Quarter of an Hour,  	310
XXXIX. 	Ben and His Uncle,  	314
XL. 	Conclusion,  	319



THE BACKWOODS BOY
OR THE BOYHOOD AND MANHOOD OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN
Horatio Alger Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	  	PAGE
I. 	—The Log-Cabin, 	9
II. 	—The New Mother, 	17
III. 	—Abe and his Family, 	26
IV. 	—Abe's Schooling, 	34
V. 	—Abe and his Neighbors, 	43
VI. 	—A River Trip, 	51
VII. 	—Lincoln as a Clerk, 	60
VIII. 	—In the Black Hawk Campaign, 	69
IX. 	—In the Legislature, 	78
X. 	—A Case in Court, 	87
XI. 	—Mr. Lincoln forms two Partnerships, 	96
XII. 	—The Lawyer in his Office and at Home, 	105
XIII. 	—The Rail-Splitter enters Congress, 	113
XIV. 	—The First Speech in Congress, 	121
XV. 	—Mr. Lincoln's Family, 	136
XVI. 	—The Senatorial Campaign, 	147
XVII. 	—The Two Giants,{8} 	155
XVIII. 	—Illinois declares for the Rail-Splitter, 	164
XIX. 	—Nominated for President, 	173
XX. 	—Farewell to Springfield, 	183
XXI. 	—A Visit to Mr. Lincoln, 	191
XXII. 	—The Inauguration, 	198
XXIII. 	—The War Begins, 	208
XXIV. 	—Mr. Lincoln in the White House, 	217
XXV. 	—Mr. Lincoln and the little Boy—A Group of Incidents, 	225
XXVI. 	—Mr. Lincoln's Humanity, 	237
XXVII. 	—Anecdotes of Mr. Lincoln, 	246
XXVIII. 	—President Lincoln as a Religious Man, 	256
XXIX. 	—Emancipating the Slaves, 	264
XXX. 	—Elected for a Second Term, 	269
XXXI. 	—The Speech at Gettysburg, 	237
XXXII. 	—The Curtain Falls, 	277
XXXIII. 	—Mr. Herndon's Estimate of Mr. Lincoln, 	285
XXXIV. 	—Mr. Lincoln's Favorite Poem, 	299



ANDY GORDON
OR THE FORTUNES OF A YOUNG JANITOR
By Horatio Alger Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER: I.,
II.,
III.,
IV.,
V.,
VI.,
VII.,
VIII.,
IX.,
X.,
XI.,

XII.,
XIII.,
XIV.,
XV.,
XVI.,
XVII.,
XVIII.,
XIX.,
XX.,
XXI.,
XXII.,

XXIII.,
XXIV.,
XXV.,
XXVI.,
XXVII.,
XXVIII.,
XXIX.,
XXX.,
XXXI.,
XXXII.,
XXXIII.,

XXXIV.,
XXXV.,
XXXVI.,
XXXVII.,
XXXVIII.,
XXXIX.,
XL.,
XLI.,
XLII.,
XLIII.,
XLIV.,



BOB BURTON;
OR, THE YOUNG RANCHMAN OF THE MISSOURI
By Horatio Alger, Jr.,
CONTENTS.
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I. 	  MR. BURTON'S RANCH, 	5
II. 	  AARON WOLVERTON, 	15
III. 	  A LITTLE RETROSPECT, 	23
IV. 	  THE SUDDEN SUMMONS, 	33
V. 	  WOLVERTON'S FIRST MOVE, 	42
VI. 	  THE LOST RECEIPT, 	51
VII. 	  WOLVERTON'S ADVENTURE WITH CLIP, 	60
VIII. 	  WOLVERTON'S DISMAY, 	69
IX. 	  SAM'S GIFT, 	77
X. 	  SAM IN A TIGHT PLACE, 	85
XI. 	  AN ANGRY CONFERENCE, 	94
XII. 	  WOLVERTON'S WATERLOO, 	104
XIII. 	  WHAT BOB FOUND IN THE CREEK, 	111
XIV. 	  THE BOAT AND ITS OWNER, 	120
XV. 	  BOB BUYS THE FERRY-BOAT, 	128
XVI. 	  WOLVERTON'S BAFFLED SCHEME, 	137
XVII. 	  WOLVERTON'S POOR TENANT, 	146
XVIII. 	  WOLVERTON'S WICKED PLAN, 	154
XIX. 	  MR. WOLVERTON MEETS TWO CONGENIAL SPIRITS, 	163
XX. 	  AN UNEXPECTED PASSENGER, 	172
XX. 	  AN UNEXPECTED PASSENGER, 	172
[Pg vi]XXI. 	  HOW WOLVERTON WAS FOOLED, 	180
XXII. 	  THE FIRST DAY, 	189
XXIII. 	  A SUSPICIOUS CHARACTER, 	198
XXIV. 	  CLIP MAKES A LITTLE MONEY FOR HIMSELF, 	207
XXV. 	  CLIP'S SECRET MISSION, 	215
XXVI. 	  WAS IT THE CAT? 	224
XXVII. 	  THE PASSENGER DISCOVERED, 	233
XXVIII. 	  SAM FINDS A RELATION, 	243
XXIX. 	  ROCKY CREEK LANDING, 	251
XXX. 	  AN UNLUCKY EVENING, 	261
XXXI. 	  HOW CLIP WAS CAPTURED, 	269
XXXII. 	  THE BOYS IMPRISONED, 	277
XXXIII. 	  A LUCKY ESCAPE, 	289
XXXIV. 	  MR. WOLVERTON'S LETTER, 	297
XXXV. 	  BOB'S ARRIVAL IN ST. LOUIS, 	303
XXXVI. 	  A THOUSAND DOLLARS REWARD, 	308
XXXVII. 	  BROWN AND MINTON WALK INTO A TRAP, 	312
XXXVIII. 	  WHAT BOB BROUGHT HOME, 	318
XXXIX. 	  CONCLUSION, 	324



ADVENTURES OF A TELEGRAPH BOY OR 'NUMBER 91'
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
I 	PAUL, THE TELEGRAPH BOY.
II 	THE CORTLANDT STREET FERRY.
III 	OLD JERRY THE MISER.
IV 	A STRANGE COMMISSION.
V 	AN EXCITING INTERVIEW.
VI 	PAUL MAKES A STRANGE DISCOVERY.
VII 	PAUL RESOLVES TO MOVE.
VIII 	PAUL MOVES TO LUDLOW STREET.
IX 	PAUL BECOMES A CAPITALIST.
X 	PAUL LOSES HIS BANK BOOK.
XI 	AT THE SAVINGS BANK.
XII 	JAMES BARCLAY'S DISAPPOINTMENT.
XIII 	JAMES BARCLAY AT HOME.
XIV 	ON THE TRACK OF NUMBER 91.
XV 	BARCLAY GETS INTO BUSINESS.
XVI 	AN UNEXPECTED MEETING.
XVII 	A QUEER COMPACT.
XVIII 	JAMES BARCLAY OBTAINS A CLEW.
XIX 	OLD JERRY RECEIVES A VISIT.
XX 	JAMES BARCLAY COMES TO GRIEF.
XXI 	THE FANCY DRESS PARTY.
XXII 	THE YOUNG MINSTRELS.
XXIII 	THE PICKPOCKET.
XXIV 	A ROOM AT THE ALBEMARLE HOTEL.
XXV 	OLD JERRY'S WEALTH.
XXVI 	ELLEN BARCLAY'S DISCOVERY.
XXVII 	JERRY DISCOVERS HIS LOSS.
XXVIII 	JERRY FINDS A NEW RELATION.
XXIX 	A NEW COMMISSION.
XXX 	PAUL'S RECEPTION AT ROCKVILLE.
XXXI 	A DEFEAT FOR THE HOUSEKEEPER.
XXXII 	FROST MERCER IS CONTRARY.
XXXIII 	A STARTLING DISCOVERY.
XXXIV 	A PLOT AGAINST PAUL.
XXXV 	PAUL RETURNS TO NEW YORK.
XXXVI 	JAMES BARCLAY REAPPEARS.
XXXVII 	JAMES BARCLAY'S SCHEME.
XXXVIII 	CONCLUSION.



DIGGING FOR GOLD
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	  	PAGE

I. 	Grant and His Mother, 	1
II. 	Rodney Bartlett, 	10
III. 	A Terrible Responsibility, 	20
IV. 	Grant Saves the Train, 	29
V. 	Grant Orders a New Suit, 	38
VI. 	Seth Tarbox Makes a Discovery, 	47
VII. 	Grant Makes up His Mind, 	57
VIII. 	All is Settled, 	66
IX. 	The Long Journey Begins, 	76
X. 	Mr. Silverthorn's Treachery, 	86
XI. 	An Indian Encounter, 	96
XII. 	In Dire Distress, 	105
XIII. 	The Solitary Cabin, 	114
XIV. 	The New Acquaintance, 	123
XV. 	Arrival at Sacramento, 	132
XVI. 	Grant Gets a Job, 	137
XVII. 	An Unpleasant Adventure, 	142
XVIII. 	A True Friend, 	149
XIX. 	Grant Falls Under Suspicion, 	158
XX. 	Benton is Trapped, 	168
XXI. 	Albert Benton is Unmasked, 	176
ivXXII. 	Pulling up Stakes, 	188
XXIII. 	The First Day at the Mines, 	197
XXIV. 	Grant Has an Adventure, 	205
XXV. 	Another Lonely Cabin, 	211
XXVI. 	Nahum Stockton, 	219
XXVII. 	Paul Crambo, 	226
XXVIII. 	The Beginning of Success, 	236
XXIX. 	Benton Has a Plan, 	246
XXX. 	Benton Lays His Plans, 	256
XXXI. 	Benton Opens the Trunk, 	262
XXXII. 	A Letter from Mr. Crosmont, 	272
XXXIII. 	On to the Golden Gate, 	277
XXXIV. 	A Startling Incident, 	283
XXXV. 	A Tragedy, 	293
XXXVI. 	The Tarbox Family, 	303
XXXVII. 	Mrs. Bartlett's Little Scheme 	314
XXXVIII. 	Finding the Prodigal, 	322
XXXIX. 	Grant Hears from Home, 	332
XL. 	Conclusions, 	340



DAN, THE NEWSBOY.
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	PAGE.
I. 	—Introducing Dan 	9
II. 	—Dan at Home 	16
III. 	—Gripp's Clothing Store 	24
IV. 	—An Odd Couple 	31
V. 	—Effecting a Loan 	39
VI. 	—More than a Match 	46
VII. 	—Mr. Gripp is Worsted 	54
VIII. 	—Mike Rafferty's Trick 	63
IX. 	—Mike's Theft is Discovered 	69
X. 	—Dan as a Detective 	77
XI. 	—Dan Has Another Adventure 	85
XII. 	—A Mysterious Lady 	93
XIII. 	—Althea 	101
XIV. 	—A New Home 	109
XV. 	—Dan Becomes a Detective 	117
XVI. 	—Dan Makes a Discovery 	125
XVII. 	—Talbot's Secret 	133
XVIII. 	—Two Knights of the Highway 	141
XIX. 	—Dan as a Good Samaritan 	150
XX. 	—Laying the Train 	154
[Pg 8]XXI. 	—Twelve Thousand Dollars 	158
XXII. 	—Talbot's Scheme Fails 	166
XXIII. 	—The Calm Before the Storm 	175
XXIV. 	—Old Jack, the Janitor 	179
XXV. 	—The Burglary 	183
XXVI. 	—Dan Learns to Dance 	191
XXVII. 	—In the Dressing-room 	195
XXVIII. 	—Dan at the Party 	199
XXIX. 	—A Ne'er do Well 	207
XXX. 	—How Hartley Got a Clew 	215
XXXI. 	—Althea's Abduction 	222
XXXII. 	—Donovan's 	229
XXXIII. 	—Althea Becomes Katy Donovan 	237
XXXIV. 	—Another Little Game 	245
XXXV. 	—Dan Disguises Himself 	252
XXXVI. 	—Dan Makes a Discovery 	260
XXXVII. 	—Dan is Discovered 	264
XXXVIII. 	—Unpleasant Quarters 	268
XXXIX. 	—Dan Discomfits the Donovans 	272
XL. 	—Hartley Surprised 	279
XLI. 	—Dan is Adopted 	286
XLII. 	—Conclusion 	292



FROM FARM BOY TO SENATOR;
BEING THE HISTORY OF THE BOYHOOD AND MANHOOD OF DANIEL WEBSTER
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER 		PAGE
I. 	The Cotton Handkerchief 	9
II. 	Daniel and his Father 	17
III. 	A Memorable Battle 	25
IV. 	An Important Step 	33
V. 	Daniel at Exeter Academy 	41
VI. 	Preparing for College 	49
VII. 	Daniel's College Life 	59
VIII. 	Daniel Receives some Valuable Advice 	67
IX. 	Brotherly Love 	71
X. 	The Two Brothers 	76
XI. 	Daniel as an Orator 	84
XII. 	Studying Law 	92
XIII. 	How Daniel went to Fryeburg 	97
XIV. 	The Preceptor of Fryeburg Academy 	101
XV. 	The Next Two Years 	109
XVI. 	A Great Temptation 	117
XVII. 	Daniel Refuses a Clerkship 	125
XVIII. 	D. Webster, Attorney 	133
XIX. 	Daniel Overcomes a Bramble 	141
XX. 	"The Little Black Stable-Boy." 	150
XXI. 	Why Daniel was sent to Congress 	158
XXII. 	Mr. Webster as a Member of Congress 	166
XXIII. 	John Randolph and William Pinkney 	174
XXIV. 	Mr. Webster in Boston 	184[Pg 6]
XXV. 	The Oration at Plymouth 	190
XXVI. 	The Bunker Hill Oration 	199
XXVII. 	Adams and Jefferson 	207
XXVIII. 	Home Life and Domestic Sorrows 	218
XXIX. 	Called to the Senate 	225
XXX. 	The Beginning of a Great Battle 	232
XXXI. 	The Reply to Hayne 	240
XXXII. 	The Secret of Webster's Power 	256
XXXIII. 	Honors Received in England 	267
XXXIV. 	Called to the Cabinet 	275
XXXV. 	Life at Marshfield 	283
XXXVI. 	The Seventh of March Speech 	289
XXXVII. 	Closing Scenes 	296
XXXVIII. 	Centennial Tributes 	301



JULIUS, THE STREET BOY
OR OUT WEST
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER I.,
II.,
III.,
IV.,
V.,
VI.,
VII.,
VIII.,
IX.,
X.,
XI.,
XII.,
XIII.,
XIV.,
XV.,
XVI.,
XVII.,
XVIII.,
XIX.,
XX.,
XXI.,
XXII.,
XXIII.,
XXIV.,
XXV.,
XXVI.,
XXVII.,
XXVIII.,
XXIX.,
XXX.
THE PATERNOSTERS.



HELEN FORD
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	I. 	IN SEARCH OF LODGINGS.
CHAPTER 	II. 	THE DREAMER.
CHAPTER 	III. 	A HALF RECOGNITION.
CHAPTER 	IV. 	A GLANCE BACKWARDS.
CHAPTER 	V. 	THE PETTIFOGGER.
CHAPTER 	VI. 	SO FAR, SO GOOD.
CHAPTER 	VII. 	A NEW TALENT.
CHAPTER 	VIII. 	SUNDAY AND TRINITY CHURCH.
CHAPTER 	IX. 	THE LAWYER'S PROGRESS.
CHAPTER 	X. 	NEW PROJECTS.
CHAPTER 	XI. 	THE ENGAGEMENT.
CHAPTER 	XII. 	HELEN'S DEBUT.
CHAPTER 	XIII. 	ABSENT ON BUSINESS.
CHAPTER 	XIV. 	HELEN MAKES KNOWN HER ENGAGEMENT.
CHAPTER 	XV. 	THE OPPOSITE LODGER.
CHAPTER 	XVI. 	THE MUFFLED FACE.
CHAPTER 	XVII. 	AN AWKWARD INTERVIEW.
CHAPTER 	XVIII. 	MARGARET'S FLIGHT.
CHAPTER 	XIX. 	HERBERT COLEMAN.
CHAPTER 	XX. 	THE CANDLE FLICKERS.
CHAPTER 	XXI. 	A CONSULTATION.
CHAPTER 	XXII. 	PREPARING THE WAY.
CHAPTER 	XXIII. 	THE BLOW FALLS.
CHAPTER 	XXIV. 	HELEN'S GOOD FORTUNE.
CHAPTER 	XXV. 	MR. SHARP CHANGES HIS BASE.
CHAPTER 	XXVI. 	A SHORT CHAPTER.
CHAPTER 	XXVII. 	HELEN'S BANQUET.
CHAPTER 	XXVIII. 	THE BELL RINGS.
CHAPTER 	XXIX. 	THE UNBIDDEN GUEST.
CHAPTER 	XXX. 	PALLIDA MORS.
CHAPTER 	XXXI. 	READING THE WILL.
CHAPTER 	XXXII. 	MARGARET'S SECOND FLIGHT.
CHAPTER 	XXXIII. 	THE GOOD SAMARITAN.
CHAPTER 	XXXIV. 	JACOB SEALS HIS FATE.
CHAPTER 	XXXV. 	THE DENUNCIATION.
CHAPTER 	XXXVI. 	THE ARREST.
CHAPTER 	XXXVII. 	A WOMAN'S HEART.
CHAPTER 	XXXVIII. 	GREEK MEETS GREEK.
CHAPTER 	XXXIX. 	THE SLAVE OF THE NEEDLE.
CHAPTER 	XL. 	UNCLE ZEBINA'S OFFER.
CHAPTER 	XLI. 	MR. SHARP MAKES AN IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION.
CHAPTER 	XLII. 	HOW YES BECAME NO.
CHAPTER 	XLIII. 	MARTHA GREY IS SURPRISED.
CHAPTER 	XLIV. 	HELEN TAKES LEAVE OF THE STAGE.
CHAPTER 	XLV. 	TO CONCLUDE.



IN SEARCH OF TREASURE
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
Chapter I,
II,
III,
IV,
V,
VI,
VII,
VIII,
IX,
X,
XI,
XII,
XIII,
XIV,
XV,
XVI,
XVII,
XVIII,
XIX,

XX,
XXI,
XXII,
XXIII,
XXIV,
XXV,
XXVI,
XXVII,
XXVIII,
XXIX,
XXX,
XXXI,
XXXII,
XXXIII,
XXXIV,
XXXV,
XXXVI,
XXXVII,
XXXVIII.



GRIT
OR THE YOUNG BOATMAN OF PINE POINT
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I. 	  GRIT. 	3
II. 	  THE YOUNG BOATMAN. 	11
III. 	  THE LOST HAT. 	19
IV. 	  A BOY IN THE WATER. 	28
V. 	  THE STEPFATHER. 	36
VI. 	  GRIT'S RECOMPENSE. 	41
VII. 	  GRIT ASTONISHES PHIL. 	45
VIII. 	  GRIT PUTS HIS MONEY AWAY. 	53
IX. 	  A LITTLE DISCUSSION. 	62
X. 	  BRANDON LEARNS GRIT'S SECRET. 	70
XI. 	  THE MIDNIGHT VISIT. 	78
XII. 	  GRIT'S MISFORTUNE. 	83
XIII. 	  GRIT'S BOAT IS SOLD. 	87
XIV. 	  THE BILL OF SALE. 	95
XV. 	  GRIT ENGAGES ANOTHER BOAT. 	102
XVI. 	  MR. BRANDON'S FRIEND. 	110
XVII. 	  AN UNWELCOME VISITOR. 	119
XVIII. 	  A STORMY TIME. 	127
XIX. 	  TRAVERS PICKS UP A FRIEND. 	135
XX. 	  A PROMISING PLAN. 	143
XXI. 	  MR. BRANDON LOSES HIS SUPPER. 	151
XXII. 	  BANK OFFICIALS IN COUNCIL. 	159
XXIII. 	  GRIT GIVES IMPORTANT ADVICE. 	167
XXIV. 	  WHAT GRIT OVERHEARD BEHIND THE ELM-TREE. 	174
XXV. 	  MRS. BRANDON IS MYSTIFIED. 	182
XXVI. 	  THE FALL RIVER MANUFACTURER. 	189
XXVII. 	  A FRIEND IN NEED. 	197
XXVIII. 	  THE TRAIN ROBBERY. 	205
XXIX. 	  THE CONSPIRATORS ARE PERPLEXED. 	212
XXX. 	  GRIT IS BETRAYED. 	220
XXXI. 	  NEW PLANS. 	228
XXXII. 	  GRIT RECEIVES A BUSINESS LETTER. 	232
XXXIII. 	  GRIT LEAVES PINE POINT. 	235
XXXIV. 	  GRIT REACHES BOSTON. 	243
XXXV. 	  CROSS-EXAMINED. 	251
XXXVI. 	  THE BOY DANIEL. 	257
XXXVII. 	  DANIEL CALLS AT THE PARKER HOUSE. 	266
XXXVIII. 	  GRIT MAKES A DISCOVERY. 	271
XXXIX. 	  AN UNPLEASANT INTERVIEW. 	274
XL. 	  COLONEL JOHNSON COMES TO GRIEF. 	278
XLI. 	  CONCLUSION. 	282



THE POORHOUSE BOY
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS.
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I. 	  Jed, 	1
II. 	  Mr. and Mrs. Fogson, 	11
III. 	  The Scranton Poorhouse, 	20
IV. 	  An Exciting Contest, 	30
V. 	  Jed Secures an Ally, 	37
VI. 	  Mr. Fogson Makes up His Mind, 	49
VII. 	  Fogson's Mistake, 	59
VIII. 	  Mr. Fogson is Astonished, 	68
IX. 	  Jed Leaves the Poorhouse, 	77
X. 	  Jed Reaches Duncan, 	87
XI. 	  Jed's First Appearance on the Stage, 	96
XII. 	  Percy Dixon is Bewildered, 	106
XIII. 	  Fogson in Pursuit, 	115
XIV. 	  Jed's Luck, 	125
XV. 	  Two Old Acquaintances, 	135
XVI. 	  Miss Holbrook, Spinster, 	144
XVII. 	  Jed Meets an Old Acquaintance, 	153
XVIII. 	  Mr. Fogson Receives a Letter, 	162
XIX. 	  Discharged, 	167
XX. 	  Jed's Poor Prospects, 	172
[Pg iv]XXI. 	  Jed Arrives in New York, 	182
XXII. 	  Jed Makes Two Calls, 	192
XXIII. 	  Jed's Bad Luck, 	202
XXIV. 	  A Startling Discovery, 	212
XXV. 	  Without a Penny, 	222
XXVI. 	  In Search of Employment, 	232
XXVII. 	  An Intractable Agent, 	241
XXVIII. 	  A Strange Commission, 	250
XXIX. 	  A Surprise Party, 	260
XXX. 	  Jed Entertains an Old Acquaintance, 	270
XXXI. 	  Jed Returns Good for Evil, 	280
XXXII. 	  At Bar Harbor, 	290
XXXIII. 	  The Poorhouse Receives Two Visitors, 	299
XXXIV. 	  The Detective, 	308
XXXV. 	  Mrs. Avery's Story, 	313
XXXVI. 	  "Who Was Jed?" 	318
XXXVII. 	  Jane Gilman, 	328
XXXVIII. 	  The Detective Secures an Ally, 	338
XXXIX. 	  Jed Learns Who He Is, 	343
XL. 	  Guy Fenwick's Defeat, 	349
XLI. 	  Conclusion, 	365



NELSON THE NEWSBOY
OR, AFLOAT IN NEW YORK
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I. 	  Introducing the Hero, 	1
II. 	  A Quarrel over a Dollar, 	9
III. 	  Sam Pepper's Resort, 	17
IV. 	  Down at the Ferry, 	25
V. 	  Nelson Speaks His Mind, 	35
VI. 	  A Book Agent's Trials, 	43
VII. 	  A Harsh Alternative, 	55
VIII. 	  The Combination of the Safe, 	63
IX. 	  A Pair Well Matched, 	69
X. 	  Gertrude Leaves Her Home, 	77
XI. 	  Afloat in New York, 	85
XII. 	  Nelson Recovers Some Money, 	94
XIII. 	  A Question of Business, 	102
XIV. 	  Bulson Receives a Setback, 	111
XV. 	  Buying Out a News Stand, 	119
XVI. 	  Nelson and Pepper Part, 	127
XVII. 	  A Bold Move, 	134
XVIII. 	  In the Hands of the Enemy, 	140
XIX. 	  Nelson to the Rescue, 	147
XX. 	  The Home in the Tenement, 	155
XXI. 	  Nelson Makes a Present, 	162
XXII. 	  A Disappointment, 	170
XXIII. 	  An Unsuccessful Quest, 	176
[Pg vi]XXIV. 	  A Decoy Letter, 	183
XXV. 	  Mark Horton Relents, 	190
XXVI. 	  Nelson on Shipboard, 	198
XXVII. 	  Down the Jersey Coast, 	206
XXVIII. 	  Gertrude Has an Adventure, 	215
XXIX. 	  A Surprise on the Road, 	224
XXX. 	  Comparing Notes, 	233
XXXI. 	  Bulson Grows Desperate, 	240
XXXII. 	  Somebody Waits in Vain, 	248
XXXIII. 	  Questions of Importance, 	257
XXXIV. 	  Father and Son—Conclusion, 	266



RALPH RAYMOND'S HEIR
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I. 	  THE MYSTERIOUS CUSTOMER. 	1
II. 	  THE HOUSE IN TWENTY-NINTH STREET. 	9
III. 	  AN UNEXPECTED DISCOVERY. 	17
IV. 	  RALPH RAYMOND'S HEIR. 	25
V. 	  JAMES CROMWELL GAINS SOME INFORMATION. 	33
VI. 	  THE FACE AT THE FUNERAL. 	41
VII. 	  PAUL MORTON HAS A VISITOR. 	49
VIII. 	  JAMES CROMWELL'S TRIUMPH. 	57
IX. 	  HOW MATTERS WERE ARRANGED. 	65
X. 	  A VILLAINOUS SUGGESTION. 	73
XI. 	  GOLD VERSUS CRIME. 	82
XII. 	  ON GOAT ISLAND. 	90
XIII. 	  THE VEIL IS LIFTED. 	99
XIV. 	  CLARA MANTON. 	107
XV. 	  A DECLARATION, AND HOW IT WAS RECEIVED. 	115
XVI. 	  A MERCENARY PARENT. 	123
XVII. 	  LOVE AND LUCRE. 	131
XVIII. 	  A DARK DEED. 	139
XIX. 	  CATO. 	147
XX. 	  THE DAY AFTER. 	155
XXI. 	  MAJOR WOODLEY AND HIS DAUGHTER. 	163
XXII. 	  THE GHOST IN NO. 41. 	171
XXIII. 	  A STARTLING APPEARANCE. 	180
XXIV. 	  CONCLUSION. 	188
	  WHITE-FACED DICK. 	197
	  A BRUSH WITH THE CHINESE 	215
	  A. L. Burt's Catalogue of Books for Young People by Popular Writers 	1



RUPERT'S AMBITION
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS.
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I. 	  Rupert Loses His Place, 	1
II. 	  Out of Work, 	11
III. 	  In a Tight Place, 	22
IV. 	  A False Report, 	32
V. 	  Mrs. Marlow's Scheme, 	42
VI. 	  Rupert as a Detective, 	52
VII. 	  A Lucky Meeting, 	62
VIII. 	  Julian Lorimer, 	73
IX. 	  Rupert Becomes a Bell-Boy, 	83
X. 	  A Bell-Boy's Experiences, 	93
XI. 	  Rupert Receives a Commission, 	103
XII. 	  Clayton's Scheme, 	113
XIII. 	  Clayton's Disappointment, 	124
XIV. 	  The Young Newsboy, 	134
XV. 	  Mr. Sylvester's Birthday, 	144
XVI. 	  Julian Has Two Disappointments, 	154
XVII. 	  Mr. Packard of Colorado, 	164
XVIII. 	  A Scene at Delmonico's, 	174
[Pg iv]XIX. 	  What Happened in No. 61, 	184
XX. 	  Mr. Packard's Gift, 	191
XXI. 	  Rupert Becomes a Confidant, 	198
XXII. 	  Trying to Be an Actor, 	205
XXIII. 	  A Baffled Scheme, 	215
XXIV. 	  Leslie's Progress, 	225
XXV. 	  Leslie Waters as a Dramatic Star, 	234
XXVI. 	  Triumphant Over Obstacles, 	245
XXVII. 	  An Ingenious Trick, 	251
XXVIII. 	  Rupert Resigns His Situation, 	257
XXIX. 	  The St. James Hotel, in Denver, 	265
XXX. 	  Packard's Home at Red Gulch, 	275
XXXI. 	  Ben Boone, 	280
XXXII. 	  An Unpleasant Bedfellow, 	285
XXXIII. 	  Ben Boone's Temptation, 	295
XXXIV. 	  Rupert's Predicament, 	305
XXXV. 	  Rupert Makes a Discovery, 	310
XXXVI. 	  A Lucky Encounter, 	315
XXXVII. 	  An Indian Guide, 	326
XXXVIII. 	  How to Manage a Rogue, 	336
XXXIX. 	  New Plans, 	347
XL. 	  Conclusion, 	356



THE DISAGREEABLE WOMAN.
A SOCIAL MYSTERY
By Horatio Alger Jr. (AKA Julian Starr)


CONTENTS.
Chapter 	Page
I. 	  A Social Mystery 	7
II. 	  The Mystery Deepens 	13
III. 	  Prof. Poppendorf 	19
IV. 	  Prof. Poppendorf's Lecture 	29
V. 	  A Conversation with the Disagreeable Woman 	41
VI. 	  Count Penelli 	50
VII. 	  Macy's 	61
VIII. 	  The Professor in Love 	71
IX. 	  An Evening at the Boarding-House 	82
X. 	  A Rustic Admirer 	93
XI. 	  A Poor Patient 	104
XII. 	  The Disagreeable Woman in a New Light 	112
[Pg iv]XIII. 	  Mrs. Wyman's Curiosity 	117
XIV. 	  The Quality of Mercy 	122
XV. 	  The Professor's Courtship 	128
XVI. 	  Sits the Wind in that Quarter? 	139
XVII. 	  My Rich Patient 	150
XVIII. 	  The Professor's Book 	156
XIX. 	  A Speech from the Throne 	162
XX. 	  A Startling Discovery 	169
XXI. 	  After Three Months 	174
XXII. 	  I Appeal to the Disagreeable Woman 	181
XXIII. 	  At Last 	185
XXIV. 	  The Light of Hope 	189



OUT FOR BUSINESS
OR, ROBERT FROST'S STRANGE CAREER
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 		PAGE
I. 	     A Great Surprise, 	7
II. 	     Mr. Talbot and the Dog, 	15
III. 	     The Little Plot against Robert, 	24
IV. 	     Mr. Talbot is Mystified, 	33
V. 	     A Crisis, 	42
VI. 	     On the Train, 	51
VII. 	     Baffled, 	59
VIII. 	     Peril, 	67
IX. 	     At the Palmer House, 	75
X. 	     Robert Gets a Place, 	83
XI. 	     Mr. Palmer's Infatuation, 	92
XII. 	     An Unlooked-for Scene, 	101
XIII. 	     Robert Receives a Letter, 	110
XIV. 	     James Talbot Learns Something of Importance, 	118
XV. 	     The Result of a Fire, 	127
XVI. 	     Two Disappointments, 	136
XVII. 	     Robert is Given a Mission, 	143
XVIII. 	     The Post-office Money Order, 	150
XIX. 	     An Unexpected Attack, 	160
XX. 	     The Escape of Cross and Huskin, 	169
XXI. 	     Robert and the Old Lumberman, 	178
[Pg vi]XXII. 	     A Clever Capture, 	187
XXIII. 	     Palmer's Unfortunate Début, 	197
XXIV. 	     Palmer Calls upon Robert's Mother, 	209
XXV. 	     Another Talk about Robert, 	215
XXVI. 	     Robert Speaks his Mind, 	222
XXVII. 	     Mr. Talbot Receives another Set-back, 	229
XXVIII. 	     The Conspirators are Disgusted, 	236
XXIX. 	     A Lucky Change of Staterooms, 	245
XXX. 	     Another Plot against Robert, 	253
XXXI. 	     The Missing Baggage Check, 	261
XXXII. 	     Robert Delivers the Precious Map, 	269
XXXIII. 	     Robert Visits Home—Conclusion, 	279



MARK MANNING'S MISSION
THE STORY OF A SHOE FACTORY BOY
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER
I. 	Three Young Hunters
II. 	The Hermit's Cabin
III. 	A Timely Rescue
IV. 	The Hermit Explains
V. 	Lyman Taylor Makes a New Acquaintance
VI. 	A Tragedy in the Pasture
VII. 	Mark at Home
VIII. 	Deacon Miller Gets a Clue
IX. 	The Deacon's Mission
X. 	Mark Protects a Friend
XI. 	Mark is Discharged
XII. 	Good Luck After Misfortune
XIII. 	The Little Man in Black
XIV. 	An Important Proposal
XV. 	The Hermit's Bank
XVI. 	Lyman Taylor Gains some Information
XVII. 	On the Trail of Gold
XVIII. 	Lyman's Disappointment
XIX. 	The Hermit Receives a Call
XX. 	How Lyman Succeeded
XXI. 	All Aboard for New York
XXII. 	In an Office on Broadway
XXIII. 	Mark's Mission
XXIV. 	What Mark Discovered
XXV. 	The Little Match Boy
XXVI. 	Luck Favors Lyman
XXVII. 	Old Peggy
XXVIII. 	Lyman's Plan
XXIX. 	Mark Receives a Telegram
XXX. 	Mark Makes Arrangements with Jack
XXXI. 	Jack Talks in his Sleep
XXXII. 	Jack is Pursued
XXXIII. 	Mark Eludes his Pursuers
XXXIV. 	Mrs. Manning's House is Sold
XXXV. 	Notice to Quit
XXXVI. 	The Hermit Secures a House
XXXVII. 	Conclusion



STRONG AND STEADY
OR, PADDLE YOUR OWN CANOE
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I. 	  THE ESSEX CLASSICAL INSTITUTE. 	9
II. 	  IN THE CARS. 	18
III. 	  AT HOME. 	28
IV. 	  JACOB DRUMMOND, OF STAPLETON. 	33
V. 	  JACOB DRUMMOND—CONTINUED. 	38
VI. 	  FUTURE PLANS. 	48
VII. 	  MR. DRUMMOND'S HUMBLE ROOF. 	58
VIII. 	  WALTER MAKES A REVELATION. 	68
IX. 	  HOW MR. DRUMMOND TOOK THE NEWS. 	78
X. 	  MR. DRUMMOND'S STORE. 	88
XI. 	  JOSHUA STIRS UP THE WRONG CUSTOMER. 	98
XII. 	  AFTER THE BATTLE. 	108
XIII. 	  THE ARROW AND THE PIONEER. 	117
XIV. 	  A BRILLIANT SCHEME. 	127
XV. 	  WAYS AND MEANS. 	137
XVI. 	  JOSHUA TRIES KEEPING STORE. 	146
XVII. 	  JOSHUA'S DISAPPOINTMENT. 	155
XVIII. 	  WALTER FINDS HIMSELF IN HOT WATER. 	165
XIX. 	  THE TABLES ARE TURNED. 	175
XX. 	  IN WHICH JOSHUA COMES TO GRIEF. 	185
XXI. 	  A NEW ACQUAINTANCE. 	195
XXII. 	  MESSRS. FLINT AND PUSHER. 	206
XXIII. 	  WALTER LOSES HIS MONEY. 	216
XXIV. 	  SLIPPERY DICK. 	226
XXV. 	  A HARD CUSTOMER. 	236
XXVI. 	  BUSINESS EXPERIENCES. 	246
XXVII. 	  A CABIN IN THE WOODS. 	256
XXVIII. 	  STRANGE ACQUAINTANCES. 	266
XXIX. 	  DANGER THREATENS. 	276
XXX. 	  THE ROBBER WALKS INTO A TRAP. 	286
XXXI. 	  WALTER'S ESCAPE. 	296
XXXII. 	  A STRANGE HIDING-PLACE. 	306
XXXIII. 	  WALTER SHOWS STRATEGY. 	317
XXXIV. 	  DELIVERANCE. 	326
XXXV. 	  THE LAST OF JACK MANGUM. 	335
XXXVI. 	  JOSHUA BIDS GOOD-BY TO STAPLETON. 	345
XXXVII. 	  CONCLUSION. 	355



HE TOOK HIM IN HIS ARMS
MAKING HIS MARK
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
Illustrated By Robert L. Mason



CONTENTS
I 	An Unpleasant Talk
II 	Mr. Tubbs, the Grocer
III 	Mrs. Lane's Disappointment
IV 	The Lost Letter
V 	Abel Arrives in Portville
VI 	The Son and Heir
VII 	A Plebeian Relative
VIII 	A Cold Reception
IX 	A Lucky Rescue
X 	Gerald Finds a Sympathizing Friend
XI 	The Burglar's Defeat
XII 	A Grocer's Clerk
XIII 	An Artful Trick
XIV 	A Crisis
XV 	A Strange Proposal
XVI 	Mrs. Lane's Surprise
XVII 	Gerald Leaves Portville
XVIII 	A New Acquaintance
XIX 	A Bold Robbery
XX 	A Letter from Portville
XXI 	A Mining Settlement in Montana
XXII 	The Tables are Turned
XXIII 	New Arrangements
XXIV 	A New Home
XXV 	A Perilous Ride
XXVI 	Saul Gridley Seeks Revenge
XXVII 	Saul Gridley's Unpleasant Surprise
XXVIII 	A Trip on Horseback
XXIX 	Nero
XXX 	The Circus
XXXI 	Ransom
XXXII 	Imprisoned
XXXIII 	Rescued
XXXIV 	A Deed of Gift
XXXV 	John Graves Reappears
XXXVI 	Mrs. Lane's Discomfiture
XXXVII 	Conclusion



THE TRAIN BOY.
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS



CHAPTER. 	  	PAGE.
I. 	—The Train for Chicago 	9
II. 	—A Leap from the Train 	17
III. 	—Paul Palmer at Home 	25
IV. 	—An Unwelcome Visitor 	33
V. 	—Paul to the Rescue 	41
VI. 	—Birds of a Feather 	48
VII. 	—A Rejected Suitor 	56
VIII. 	—The Struggling Artist 	64
IX. 	—The First Sitting 	72
X. 	—Miss Framley's Economy 	79
XI. 	—Paul Gets into Trouble 	87
XII. 	—Paul's Critical Position 	95
XIII. 	—Grace Dearborn at Home 	103
XIV. 	—The Artist's Secret 	111
XV. 	—A Fellow-Conspirator 	118
XVI. 	—An Unwelcome Appearance 	125
XVII. 	—Paul Defends His Mother 	131
XVIII. 	—Grace Dearborn's Party 	135
XIX. 	—The Artist's Recreation 	143
XX. 	—A Persevering Suitor 	150
XXI. 	—Miss Framley's Mortification 	158
XXII. 	—An Unexpected Change 	166
XXIII. 	—A Catastrophe 	170
XXIV. 	—The Train-Wrecker 	175
XXV. 	—Paul Changes His Business 	182
XXVI. 	—Mr. Bradford's Office 	190
XXVII. 	—Serving a Tyrant 	198
XXVIII. 	—Mr. Manson is Surprised 	206
XXIX. 	—The Book-keeper's Triumph 	211
XXX. 	—Paul is Promoted 	215
XXXI. 	—Paul and His Successor 	222
XXXII. 	—Jim Scott 	226
XXXIII. 	—Cheyenne 	230
XXXIV. 	—Major Ashton in a Quandary 	234
XXXV. 	—Wooing the Widow 	238
XXXVI. 	—Paul Sells the Mine 	246
XXXVII. 	—Diamond Cut Diamond 	253
XXXVIII. 	—A Scene at Omaha 	261
XXXIX. 	—A Thief Foiled 	265
XL. 	—The Lady's Secret 	269
XLI. 	—Major Ashton's Engagement 	273
XLII. 	—A Revelation 	276
XLIII. 	—Major Ashton at Bay 	284
XLIV. 	—Conclusion 	292



THE YOUNG CIRCUS RIDER
OR, THE MYSTERY OF ROBERT RUDD.
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER. 	  	PAGE
I. 	Anak, the Norwegian Giant 	7
II. 	Anak's Exploits 	15
III. 	The Wrath of Mr. Tarbox 	24
IV. 	Mr. Tarbox Invokes the Majesty of the Law 	32
V. 	Tarbox and the Constable go to the Circus 	41
VI. 	Tarbox is Defeated 	50
VII. 	The Evening Entertainment 	59
VIII. 	A Scheming Nephew 	68
IX. 	Two Boys on a Tramp 	77
X. 	Trapped 	85
XI. 	Dismay at the Home of Tarbox 	94
XII. 	The Canvas Man 	102
XIII. 	Catching a Thief 	110
XIV. 	Chestnutwood 	115
XV. 	A Compact 	120
XVI. 	The Canvas Man 	127
XVII. 	An Athletic Contest 	136
XVIII. 	The Canvas Man finds a Bonanza 	144
XIX. 	A Farce and a Tragedy 	153
XX. 	The Amateur Detectives 	162
XXI. 	Catching a Burglar 	171
6XXII. 	Robert Rudd Leaves the Circus 	180
XXIII. 	What the Letter Contained 	188
XXIV. 	Robert Meets his Employer 	193
XXV. 	At Niagara Falls 	198
XXVI. 	A Victim of Treachery 	207
XXVII. 	Robert finds Himself in a Tight Place 	216
XXVIII. 	Robert Subdues a Horse 	225
XXIX. 	An Unpleasant Acquaintance 	234
XXX. 	The Tree of Refuge 	241
XXXI. 	Hercules—the Strong Man 	247
XXXII. 	Fitzgerald's Disappointment 	253
XXXIII. 	Fitzgerald Sees an Apparition 	262
XXXIV. 	The Mystery of Robert Rudd is Solved 	266



BERTHA'S CHRISTMAS VISION:
AN AUTUMN SHEAF
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS.
	Page.
Little Floy; or, How a Miser was reclaimed 	1
My Castle 	34
Miss Henderson's Thanksgiving Day 	38
Little Charlie 	53
Bertha's Christmas Vision 	55
Wide-Awake 	64
The First Tree planted by an Ornamental Tree Society 	75
The Royal Carpenter of Amsterdam 	77
Our Gabrielle 	94
The Veiled Mirror 	96
Summer Hours 	115
The Prize Painting 	118
The Child of the Street 	152
[viii]Lost and Found 	156
Geraldine 	203
The Christmas Gift 	205
My Picture 	224
Gottfried the Scholar 	227
Innocence 	240
Peter Plunkett's Adventure 	242



FRANK HUNTER'S PERIL
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	  	PAGE
I. 	Frank and Ben, 	5
II. 	Mr. Craven's Courtship, 	15
III. 	Unwelcome News, 	21
IV. 	Mr. Craven's Four-Legged Enemy, 	30
V. 	Mr. Craven's Return, 	40
VI. 	The Difficulty of Killing a Dog, 	50
VII. 	Miss O'Grady's Victory, 	59
VIII. 	Frank is Obstinate, 	69
IX. 	A Stranger Appears on the Scene, 	79
X. 	A Conspiracy Against Frank, 	84
XI. 	Trapped, 	96
XII. 	Two Boy Friends, 	105
XIII. 	Jonathan Tarbox, of Squashboro', 	114
XIV. 	The London Clerk, 	123
XV. 	Mr. Tarbox is Obstinate, 	133
XVI. 	An Adventure in London, 	142
XVII. 	Colonel Sharpley's Ruse, 	152
XVIII. 	Mr. Tarbox at the Paris Exposition, 	162
XIX. 	Frank Asserts his Rights, 	172
XX. 	Frank Leaves Paris, 	182
XXI. 	The Hotel Du Glacier, 	192
XXII. 	Over the Brink, 	202
XXIII. 	Giving the Alarm, 	208
XXIV. 	Sharpley Dissembles, 	212
XXV. 	A Useless Search, 	217
XXVI. 	Mr. Tarbox on the Trail, 	222
XXVII. 	Tarbox to the Rescue, 	232
XXVIII. 	Saved as by a Miracle, 	237
XXIX. 	Frank's Pedestrian Tour, 	242
XXX. 	New Friends, 	252
XXXI. 	How the News went Home, 	261
XXXII. 	Ben Brings Good News, 	269
XXXIII. 	Alpine Explorations of Mr. Tarbox, 	279
XXXIV. 	The Plow is a Success, 	287
XXXV. 	Mr. Craven Meets with Unexpected Difficulties, 	296
XXXVI. 	Sharpley's Return, 	306
XXXVII. 	Mrs. Craven's Fixed Idea, 	315
XXXVIII. 	Retribution, 	325



THE YOUNG BOOK AGENT
OR, FRANK HARDY'S ROAD TO SUCCESS
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	  	PAGE
I. 	Frank at Home 	1
II. 	Down at the Wreck 	9
III. 	Disagreeable News 	17
IV. 	The Hunt for a Missing Man 	25
V. 	Frank at the Store 	34
VI. 	The Rival Merchants 	42
VII. 	A Fourth of July Celebration 	50
VIII. 	Frank Looks for Work 	58
IX. 	Frank Meets a Book Agent 	67
X. 	Frank Goes to New York 	76
XI. 	Frank as an Agent 	86
XII. 	A Bright Beginning 	96
XIII. 	Frank on the Road 	108
XIV. 	A Boy Runaway 	118
XV. 	Caught in a Storm 	127
XVI. 	An Important Sale 	136
XVII. 	A Curious Happening 	145
XVIII. 	The Would-be Actor 	153
XIX. 	Giving an Autograph 	162
XX. 	Frank's Remarkable Find 	171
XXI. 	Gabe Flecker Shows His Hand 	180
XXII. 	The Rival Book Agent 	189
XXIII. 	News from Home 	197
XXIV. 	Lost in a Coal Mine 	205
XXV. 	Frank Meets Flecker Again 	214
XXVI. 	An Escape 	224
XXVII. 	At Home Once More 	232
XXVIII. 	Frank Starts for the South 	242
XXIX. 	A Scene on the Train 	249
XXX. 	Frank Meets His Brother Mark 	257
XXXI. 	A Clever Capture-Conclusion 	264



THE YOUNG SALESMAN
By Horatio Alger, Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	PAGE
I. 	  ON BOARD THE "ARCTURUS." 	1
II. 	  THE FIRST DAY IN NEW YORK. 	10
III. 	  SCOTT LEARNS A LESSON. 	19
IV. 	  TRACKING THE THIEF. 	27
V. 	  AN UNPLEASANT SURPRISE. 	36
VI. 	  SCOTT FINDS A RELATIVE AND A PLACE. 	45
VII. 	  AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE. 	54
VIII. 	  SCOTT RECOVERS PART OF HIS MONEY. 	63
IX. 	  BUSINESS EXPERIENCE. 	72
X. 	  SETH LAWTON. 	80
XI. 	  SCOTT CALLS ON HIS POOR RELATION. 	89
XII. 	  THE SECOND-HAND SUIT. 	98
XIII. 	  A CASH BOY'S TROUBLES. 	107
XIV. 	  A HELPING HAND. 	116
XV. 	  THE CASH BOY'S PROMOTION. 	125
XVI. 	  LOAMMI'S TEMPTATION. 	134
XVII. 	  SUSPICION FALLS UPON SCOTT. 	142
XVIII. 	  TRAPPED. 	150
XIX. 	  A NEW HOME. 	159
XX. 	  SCOTT IS VINDICATED. 	167
XXI. 	  A NEW PLACE. 	176
XXII. 	  THE POOR INVENTOR. 	185
XXIII. 	  EZRA LITTLE'S DISAPPOINTMENT. 	193
XXIV. 	  LOAMMI HEARS GOOD NEWS. 	202
XXV. 	  AT NIAGARA FALLS. 	210
XXVI. 	  AN ADVENTURE. 	219
XXVII. 	  RED RALPH. 	227
XXVIII. 	  ON WATCH. 	235
XXIX. 	  A PLOT FOILED. 	243
XXX. 	  RED RALPH'S SURPRISE. 	252
XXXI. 	  AN UNEXPECTED MEETING. 	261
XXXII. 	  A LARGE OPERATION. 	270
XXXIII. 	  SCOTT GETS INTO SOCIETY. 	279
XXXIV. 	  MR. BABCOCK'S INVENTION. 	287
XXXV. 	  THE SEALED PACKET. 	296
XXXVI. 	  A TIMELY HELPER. 	305
XXXVII. 	  CONCLUSION. 	310
	  A. L. Burt's Catalogue of Books 	1



TOM THATCHER'S FORTUNE
by Horatio Alger Jr.



CONTENTS
CHAPTER 	  	Page
I. 	AN OLD LETTER. 	5
II. 	THE YOUNG RIVALS. 	11
III. 	THE RACE ON ROUND POND. 	14
IV. 	A FALSE FRIEND. 	24
V. 	DARIUS DARKE. 	31
VI. 	ENDS IN A FIRE. 	38
VII. 	THE MIDNIGHT FIRE. 	45
VIII. 	THE BARN LOFT. 	50
IX. 	AN UNEXPECTED CHARGE. 	55
X. 	IN SEARCH OF EMPLOYMENT. 	59
XI. 	A VOICE FROM THE GRAVE. 	66
XII. 	TOM'S JOURNEY. 	71
XIII. 	A CHEAP OVERCOAT. 	78
XIV. 	THE TRAMP TRANSFORMED. 	84
XV. 	THE TRAGEDY AT ROCKY GULCH. 	91
XVI. 	TOM'S VISIT TO PEARL STREET. 	97
XVII. 	TOM GAINS A VICTORY. 	103
XVIII. 	DO THE DEAD LIVE? 	108
XIX. 	TOM STARTS ON HIS JOURNEY. 	113
XX. 	A HOTEL ACQUAINTANCE. 	116
XXI. 	TOM'S NEW EMPLOYER. 	120
XXII. 	A ROUGH DIAMOND. 	126
XXIII. 	PETER BRUSH, THE HUNTER. 	131
XXIV. 	MR. BURNETT BEATS A RETREAT. 	135
XXV. 	A SOLITARY WALK. 	139
XXVI. 	PERCY BURNETT UNMASKS. 	143
XXVII. 	A FRIEND IN NEED. 	148
XXVIII. 	HOW PETER BRUSH CAME TO THE RESCUE. 	153
XXIX. 	THE PACIFIC TRAIL. 	159
XXX. 	THE MAN WITHOUT A SCALP. 	163
XXXI. 	TWO NEW COMRADES. 	166
XXXII. 	A STARTLING SIGHT. 	171
XXXIII. 	TAKEN CAPTIVE. 	175
XXXIV. 	TWO POWWOWS. 	179
XXXV. 	HOW TOM PASSED THE NIGHT. 	183
XXXVI. 	TOM'S DEADLY PERIL. 	186
XXXVII. 	THE INDIANS ADOPT TOM. 	192
XXXVIII. 	THREE MONTHS IN CAPTIVITY. 	197
XXXIX. 	THE CABIN AT ROCKY GULCH. 	201
XL. 	TOM FINDS HIMSELF RICH. 	208
XLI. 	TOM AND THE GRIZZLY. 	213
XLII. 	A STARTLING DISCLOSURE. 	219
XLIII. 	TOM COMES INTO A FORTUNE. 	224
XLIV. 	A WONDERFUL DISCOVERY. 	228
XLV. 	HOW THINGS WENT ON AT HOME. 	233
XLVI. 	MRS. THATCHER LOSES HER NEW HOME. 	238
XLVII. 	A DOUBLE SURPRISE. 	244
XLVIII. 	RETRIBUTION OVERTAKES JOHN SIMPSON. 	251
  	HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS.
BY WILLIAM BENNET. 	259
  	THAT BELL!
BY PAUL BLAKE. 	269



ADRIFT IN THE CITY
OR, OLIVER CONRAD'S PLUCKY FIGHT
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
CHAPTER
I. 	Two Young Enemies.
II. 	Open Revolt.
III. 	The Young Rivals.
IV. 	Mr. Kenyon's Secret.
V. 	Mr. Kenyon's Resolve.
VI. 	Mr. Kenyon's Change of Base.
VII. 	Roland's Discomfiture.
VIII. 	A Dangerous Letter.
IX. 	Oliver's Mother.
X. 	The Royal Lunatic.
XI. 	How the Letter was Mailed.
XII. 	Oliver's Journey.
XIII. 	Mr. Kenyon's Plans for Oliver.
XIV. 	A Store in the Bowery.
XV. 	John's Courtship.
XVI. 	The Conspiracy.
XVII. 	Oliver Loses His Place.
XVIII. 	Oliver, the Outcast.
XIX. 	A Strange Acquaintance.
XX. 	A Terrible Situation.
XXI. 	Roland is Surprised.
XXII. 	Oliver Adopts a New Guardian.
XXIII. 	Mr. Bundy is Disappointed, and Oliver Meets Some Friends.
XXIV. 	Another Clue.
XXV. 	Making Arrangements.
XXVI. 	Who Rupert Jones Was.
XXVII. 	A Startling Telegram.
XXVIII. 	Old Nancy's Hut.
XXIX. 	Dr. Fox in Pursuit.
XXX. 	How Dr. Fox was Fooled.
XXXI. 	Mrs. Kenyon Finds Friends.
XXXII. 	Mr. Denton of Chicago.
XXXIII. 	A Midnight Attack.
XXXIV. 	Denton Sees His Victims Escape.
XXXV. 	On the Track.
XXXVI. 	Denton is Checkmated.
XXXVII. 	Denton's Little Adventure in the Cars.
XXXVIII. 	The Meeting at Lincoln Park.
XXXIX. 	The Common Enemy.
XL. 	The Thunderbolt Falls.



FALLING IN WITH FORTUNE
OR, THE EXPERIENCES OF A YOUNG SECRETARY
By Horatio Alger, Jr.
CONTENTS
I. 	Thrown Out of Employment
II. 	The Accusation and What Followed
III. 	Getting Settled
IV. 	The Old Secretary and the New
V. 	A Plot against Robert
VI. 	Mrs. Vernon's Money
VII. 	The Doctor's Visit
VIII. 	Frederic Vernon's Perplexity
IX. 	Robert Reaches London
X. 	Matters at Home
XI. 	Vernon Makes Another Move
XII. 	An Unexpected Result
XIII. 	Vernon's High-handed Proceedings
XIV. 	Vernon's Unwelcome Visitor
XV. 	A Fight and a Fire
XVI. 	Robert Shows his Bravery
XVII. 	A Diamond Scarfpin
XVIII. 	Vernon Plays the Penitent
XIX. 	Mrs. Vernon's Bank Account
XX. 	The Runaway along the Cliff
XXI. 	The Cablegram from Chicago
XXII. 	Farmer Parsons' Story
XXIII. 	Aunt and Nephew's Agreement
XXIV. 	The Attack in the Stateroom
XXV. 	A Friend in Need
XXVI. 	In Chicago Once More
XXVII. 	Dick Marden's Good News
XXVIII. 	In which Mrs. Vernon is Missing
XXIX. 	Doctor Rushwood's Sanitarium
XXX. 	Frederic Vernon's Demands
XXXI. 	Robert Decides to Act
XXXII. 	The Beginning of the End
XXXIII. 	Robert's Heroism--Conclusion





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