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Historic Boyhoods

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Most boys grow up to be honest, maybe even good, men, but do not stand out from the crowd. Occasionally, along comes a boy who is destined, either by character or circumstance, to make his mark on the world. In this work are included 21 biographical sketches of boys who became famous in the arts, affairs of state or exploration and discovery. Historical fact is blended with surmise and imagination to bring these boyhoods alive.

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HISTORIC BOYHOODS

by

RUPERT S. HOLLAND

Author of "The Count at Harvard," "Builders of United Italy," etc.

[Illustration: THE FLEET OF COLUMBUS NEARING AMERICA]

Philadelphia George W. Jacobs & Company Publishers

Copyright, 1909, by George W. Jacobs and Company Published October, 1909 All rights reserved Printed in U.S.A.

To the dear memory of L.B.R.

The thanks of the author are due the Century Company for permission to reprint certain of these stories which appeared in Saint Nicholas in shorter form.

CONTENTS

I. CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS The Boy of Genoa

II. MICHAEL ANGELO The Boy of the Medici Gardens

III. WALTER RALEIGH The Boy of Devon

IV. PETER THE GREAT The Boy of the Kremlin

V. FREDERICK THE GREAT The Boy of Potsdam

VI. GEORGE WASHINGTON The Boy of the Old Dominion

VII. DANIEL BOONE The Boy of the Frontier

VIII. JOHN PAUL JONES The Boy of the Atlantic

IX. MOZART The Boy of Salzburg

X. LAFAYETTE The Boy of Versailles

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