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"All's not Gold that Glitters;" or, The Young Californian
In her last note of introduction to the Home circle, Cousin Alice partly promised to tell a story of Virginia life when she came to them again. She has to confess that she has not redeemed this now, though she is sure the trials and adventures of the young Californian will prove not less interesting, and there are other days to come when her little Southern friends shall be introduced. American boys, perhaps more than those growing up in any other country, are thinking of money-getting before they are fairly out of school; but the history of King Midas, which most of them read there, teaches that the possession of gold is not happiness, and they will find it out, as our young hero did, when they come to earn it for themselves. There is another lesson shadowed forth in the title,all fair promises are not to be trusted, though we know there is one hope that never fails, one friend that never deceives. WellI cant say I do, Squire; but I like to see the newspapers, and hear whats going on in the world, as well as most people, specially since the Californy golds turned up. I wouldnt mind finding a big lump or so myself. ......Buy Now (To Read More)
Ebook Number: 67206
Author: Haven, Alice B. (Alice Bradley)
Release Date: Jan 20, 2022
Publisher: D. Appleton and Company
Publication Date: 1859
Publisher Country: United States
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