Ragged Dick

by Horatio Alger
Ragged Dick
  • ISBN-13: 9780451469595
  • Author(s): Horatio Alger
  • Subject: Classic fiction (pre c 1945)|19th century fiction
  • Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
  • Imprint: Signet
  • Publication Date: 21-08-2014
  • Format: p/b

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Ragged Dick is a 14 year old bootblack, he smokes, drinks occasionally, and sleeps on the streets, but he is anxious to turn over a new leaf, and try to grow up ''spectable''. He won't steal under any circumstances, and many gentlemen who are impressed with this virtue (and his determination to succeed) offer their aid. Mr. Greyson, for example, invites him to church and Mr. Whitney gives him five dollars for performing a service. Dick uses the money to open a bank account and to rent his first apartment.'
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Ragged Dick is a 14 year old bootblack, he smokes, drinks occasionally, and sleeps on the streets, but he is anxious to turn over a new leaf, and try to grow up ''spectable''. He won't steal under any circumstances, and many gentlemen who are impressed with this virtue (and his determination to succeed) offer their aid. Mr. Greyson, for example, invites him to church and Mr. Whitney gives him five dollars for performing a service. Dick uses the money to open a bank account and to rent his first apartment.'