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The Tin Box and What it Contained   By: (1832-1899)

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THE TIN BOX

and What it Contained

By HORATIO ALGER, JR.

Author of "The Errand Boy," "Joe's Luck," "Mark Manning's Mission," "Mark Mason's Victory," etc., etc.

A. L. BURT COMPANY, PUBLISHERS

NEW YORK

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER

I A COLLISION 1 II SIGNS OF A TEMPEST 8 III MRS. ROSS MAKES TWO UNSATISFACTORY VISITS 15 IV HARRY LOSES HIS PLACE, AFTER ALL 23 V LOOKING FOR WORK 30 VI UNCLE OBED ARRIVES FROM ILLINOIS 38 VII AN UNWELCOME GUEST 46 VIII UNCLE OBED MAKES A PROPOSAL 53 IX NOTICE TO QUIT 57 X PHILIP MEETS HIS MATCH 67 XI THE TWO CONSPIRATORS 73 XII AN UNEXPECTED INVITATION 77 XIII THREE YOUNG SPORTSMEN 81 XIV WHAT HAPPENED TO HARRY IN THE WOOD 87 XV PHILIP'S BAD ADVISOR 93 XVI BOUND HAND AND FOOT 101 XVII WHAT HARRY SAW IN THE WOOD 108 XVIII HARRY'S COMMISSION 115 XIX A SECOND VISIT TO THE WOOD 122 XX ON THE WAY TO NEW YORK 130 XXI A REWARD OFFERED 138 XXII BROUGHT TO BAY 145 XXIII FINDING THE BOX 153 XXIV PHILIP IN A TIGHT PLACE 159 XXV PHILIP BECOMES A PRISONER 166 XXVI PHILIP IS FORCED TO APOLOGIZE 174 XXVII THE ARREST 181 XXVIII MR. CHASE IS BROUGHT TO JUSTICE 188 XXIX HARRY BECOMES A "BONDHOLDER" 196 XXX CONGREVE'S SCHEME 203 XXXI THE TEMPTER 210 XXXII PHILIP DOES NOT FEEL HAPPY 214 XXXIII STEALING THE BONDS 217 XXXIV PHILIP GETS RID OF HIS PLUNDER 224 XXXV THROWING SUSPICION ON HARRY 231 XXXVI HARRY IS CHARGED WITH THEFT 237 XXXVII SEARCHING THE COTTAGE 244 XXXVIII PHILIP'S SURPRISE 251 XXXIX HOW CONGREVE SUCCEEDED 257 XL PREPARING TO PROSECUTE 265 XLI HARRY MANAGES HIS OWN CASE 269 XLII CONCLUSION 277

THE TIN BOX

CHAPTER I

A COLLISION

"Have you finished breakfast already, Harry?" asked Mrs. Gilbert, as Harry rose hurriedly from the table and reached for his hat, which hung on a nail especially appropriated to it.

"Yes, mother. I don't want to be late for the store. Saturday is always a busy day."

"It is a long day for you, Harry. You have to stay till nine o'clock in the evening."

"I am always glad to have Saturday come, for then I can get my money," replied Harry, laughing. "Well, good by, mother I'm off."

"What should I do without him?" said Mrs. Gilbert to herself, as Harry dashed out of the yard on the way to Mead's 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.

It was supposed that the vessel was lost with all hands, but how the disaster occurred, or when, was a mystery that seemed never likely to be solved.

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... Continue reading book >>




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