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Driven from Home

By Alger, Horatio, Jr.

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Title: Driven from Home  
Author: Alger, Horatio, Jr.
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Language: English
Subject: Fiction, Children's literature, Children's fiction
Collection: Children's Literature Collection
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Historic
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Publisher: World Public Library Association
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Excerpt: DRIVEN FROM HOME. A BOY of sixteen, with a small gripsack in his hand, trudged along the country road. He was of good height for his age, strongly built, and had a frank, attractive face. He was naturally of a cheerful temperament, but at present his face was grave, and not without a shade of anxiety. This can hardly be a matter of surprise when we consider that he was thrown upon his own resources, and that his available capital consisted of thirty-seven cents in money, in addition to a good education and a rather unusual amount of physical strength. These last two items were certainly valuable, but they cannot always be exchanged for the necessaries and comforts of life.

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