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  • Author:
    Horatio Alger
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    1428095667
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    236 pages
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Tom bent his steps in the direction of a large and popular t, and, entering, looked about for an unoccupied salesman. Well, boy, what's wanted?" asked a young man behind the counter. Then you've come to the right place.

Tom bent his steps in the direction of a large and popular t, and, entering, looked about for an unoccupied salesman. Young feller," said Tom, "these clo'es were bought before you wereborn.

Tom seized his blacking-box and hurried down stairs

By horatio alger, jr. Author of "Joe's Luck," "Frank Fowler, the Cash Boy," "Tom Temple'sCareer," "The Errand Boy," "Tom Turner's Legacy," et. etc. ILLUSTRATED. Tom seized his blacking-box and hurried down stairs. He had delayedlonger than he intended, and was resolved to make up for lost time.

Tom presented himself at the office below as soon as he could afterhearing of the accident. Tom presented himself the next day. This time the physician lookedgrave. Gentlemen don't generally black boots for a livin'

Tom presented himself at the office below as soon as he could afterhearing of the accident. Is he much hurt? Is he in danger?" he asked, anxiously, for Jacob wasnearer to him than any one else. We have reason to think that he is injured internally. Gentlemen don't generally black boots for a livin'. It was a passing thought that came to him by chance, his desire to growup a gentleman, but he was more than half in earnest. He had notthought much about the future hitherto, but now his ambition waskindled, and he thought he should like to fill a respectable place insociety.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Tom, The Bootblack, by Horatio Alger Tom seized his blacking-box and hurried down stairs. He had delayed longer than he intended, and was resolved to make up for lost time. Chapter II. Struck down.

The Project Gutenberg EBook of Tom, The Bootblack, by Horatio Alger. This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with. almost no restrictions whatsoever. No sooner had Tom left the room than the old man rose slowly from his couch, and, walking feebly to the door, bolted it; then, going to a corner of the room, he lifted a plank from the flooring, and, thrusting his hand beneath, drew up a tin box.

Nannie had been well taught in books, as the Scottish peasantry, unlikethe same class in Ireland, usually are. She was regularly seen in herplace at kirk, and knew the Assembly's Catechism by heart.

by. Alger, Horatio, 1832-1899. OCLC number: ocm01384824. Lloyd's fire on the beach.

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Chapter I. introducing tom, the bootblack. How do you feel this morning, Jacob?" asked a boy of fifteen, bending over an old man crouched in the corner of an upper room, in a poor tenement-house, distant less than a quarter of a mile from the New York City Hall

Chapter I. How do you feel this morning, Jacob?" asked a boy of fifteen, bending over an old man crouched in the corner of an upper room, in a poor tenement-house, distant less than a quarter of a mile from the New York City Hall. Weak, Tom," whined the old man, in reply. I – I ain't got much strength. Would you like some breakfast?"

Shine yer boots?" asked Tom. The gentleman looked down upon the face of the boy, and a sudden expression swept over his own, as if he were surprised or startled. His boots were tolerably clean; but, after a moment's hesitation, he said: "Yes

Shine yer boots?" asked Tom. His boots were tolerably clean; but, after a moment's hesitation, he said: "Yes. Tom was instantly on his knees, first spreading a piece of carpet, about a foot square, to kneel upon, and set to work with energy. How long have you been in this line of business, boy?" asked his customer. Four or five years," answered Tom. "Do you like it?"

The Young Miner, or Tom Nelson in California.

The Young Miner, or Tom Nelson in California.

Tom, the Bootblack book. Hunter Stockton Thompson name checks Horatio Alger numerous times in his writings, most notably in the Vegas book. Otherwise, I would have not known about this guy, which would not have been a terrible thing. This is a weird story. It is full of all sorts of moral lessons for the time, as you would expect from the author.


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This was a gift and it was enjoyed by the person who it was given to. No problems with the condition of the book when it arrived.
Exellent
did not care for it at all
Atineda
Tom is a fifteen year old boy who lives in New York City with an old man named Jacob in Mrs. Flanagan’s rooming house. They pose as grandfather and grandson, but, while Tom understands that they are no real relation, he knows nothing about his real family. Tom makes a living for them both as a street bootblack. Just before Jacob dies, he tells the boy that he is really Gilbert Grey, the son of a wealthy Cincinnati, OH, businessman named John Grey. However, John’s brother James conspired with Jacob to spirit the child away, claiming that he drowned, so that James could inherit the family wealth. Jacob has written a confession explaining all the details. So after Jacob’s death, Tom, or Gilbert, heads for Cincinnati to see if he can locate his uncle and claim his fortune. What will he find? Can he succeed?

Horatio Alger, Jr. (1832-1899) was a nineteenth-century American author who wrote approximately 135 novels, beginning with Ragged Dick in 1867, most of which have been described as rags to riches stories, illustrating how down-and-out boys might be able to achieve the American dream of wealth and success through hard work, courage, determination, and concern for others. The son of a Unitarian minister, Alger also became a Unitarian minister in Brewster, MA, but soon retired from the ministry and moved to New York City where he formed an association with the Newsboys Lodging House and other agencies offering aid to impoverished children. Alger's empathy with the young working men, coupled with the moral values he learned at home, formed the basis for his stories. He is noted as a significant figure in the history of American cultural and social ideals, even though his novels are rarely read these days.

Tom the bootblack is a good role-model of honesty, hard work, and persistence. There are a couple of references to dancing, but the evils of alcoholic drink are strongly emphasized. The book is recommended by Nathaniel Bluedorn in Hand That Rocks the Cradle: 400 Classic Books for Children, saying, “These stories teach good character and the benefits of entrepreneurial business practices.” Though Alger’s books may be considered by some as hopelessly outdated and even “weird” today, I can easily see why young boys used to eat them up until they went out of style, and to be honest, even looked upon as pulp fiction, they are still a lot better than much of the trash that poses as young people’s literature in our time. At the end of Tom, the Bootblack, Alger apparently included a couple of short stories, one about Davie Cameron, a poor Scottish peasant who finds a buried treasure, and the other about a young boy named Lloyd who tries to save a schooner during a storm by building a fire on the beach. Faith in God is stressed in both.
Faehn
This work still speaks to a young teen's heart today if they have not already been corrupted by the purposes of the modern educational system. I first encountered it in the attic over our dairy barn where my Uncle who lived with us for a couple of years had left it in 1954 along with other of his childhood books. At 13, it had a huge impact on me and still resonates even today at 75. Though very dated, if the modern youth can manage to overlook this for a very few pages, he will enter a world over a century old as it was lived and will end up enthralled while cheering the young hero on his journey of discovery of the wonderful capacities that are inside him if he will stay true to his honor and strive lawfully against both circumstance and wickedness.
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