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The Tin Box, and What it Contained
What should I do without him? said Mrs. Gilbert to herself, as Harry dashed out of the yard on the way to Meads grocery store, where he had been employed for six months. That would have been a difficult question to answer. Mrs. Gilbert was the widow of a sea captain, who had sailed from the port of Boston three years before, and never since been heard of. Captain Gilbert had left no property except the small cottage, which was mortgaged for half its value, and a small sum of money in the savings bank, which, by this time, was all expended for the necessaries of life. Fortunately for the widow, about the time this sum gave out Harry obtained a situation at Meads grocery store, with a salary of four dollars a week. This he regularly paid to his mother, and, with the little she herself was able to earn, they lived comfortably. It was hard work for Harry, but he enjoyed it, for he was an active boy, and it was a source of great satisfaction to him that he was able to help his mother so materially. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 27222
Author: Alger, Horatio
Release Date: Nov 10, 2008
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