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Try Again or, the Trials and Triumphs of Harry West. A Story for Young Folks   By: (1822-1897)

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TRY AGAIN

Or

The Trials and Triumphs of Harry West

A Story for Young Folks

by

OLIVER OPTIC

Author of "The Boat Club," "All Aboard," "Poor and Proud," "Hope and Have," "Now or Never," Etc.

[Illustration: "Harry was Startled by the Discovery of a Bright Light."]

New York The New York Book Company 1911

Contents

Chapter Page BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY 4 I IN WHICH HARRY WEST AND SQUIRE WALKER DISAGREE ON AN IMPORTANT POINT 5 II IN WHICH HARRY FINDS A FRIEND, AND A PRACTICABLE SCHEME FOR RESISTANCE 11 III IN WHICH HARRY LEAVES THE POORHOUSE, AND TAKES TO THE RIVER 19 IV IN WHICH IT IS SHOWN THAT THE NAVIGATION OF THE RIVER IS DIFFICULT AND DANGEROUS 26 V IN WHICH HARRY FIGHTS A HARD BATTLE, AND IS DEFEATED 33 VI IN WHICH HARRY CONCLUDES THAT A DEFEAT IS SOMETIMES BETTER THAN A VICTORY 41 VII IN WHICH HARRY FINDS HIMSELF IN A TIGHT PLACE AND EXECUTES A COUNTER MOVEMENT 48 VIII IN WHICH HARRY KILLS A BIG SNAKE, AND MAKES A NEW FRIEND 55 IX IN WHICH HARRY BREAKFASTS ON DOUGHNUTS, AND FINDS THAT ANGELS DO NOT ALWAYS HAVE WINGS 62 X IN WHICH HARRY FARES SUMPTUOUSLY, AND TAKES LEAVE OF THE LITTLE ANGEL 69 XI IN WHICH HARRY REACHES THE CITY, AND THOUGH OFTEN DISAPPOINTED, TRIES AGAIN 76 XII IN WHICH HARRY SUDDENLY GETS RICH AND HAS A CONVERSATION WITH ANOTHER HARRY 83 XIII IN WHICH HARRY BECOMES A STABLE BOY, AND HEARS BAD NEWS FROM ROCKVILLE 90 XIV IN WHICH HARRY DOES A GOOD DEED, AND DETERMINES TO "FACE THE MUSIC" 97 XV IN WHICH HARRY MAKES THE ACQUAINTANCE OF A VERY IMPORTANT PERSONAGE 104 XVI IN WHICH HARRY GOES INTO THE DRYGOODS BUSINESS 111 XVII IN WHICH HARRY REVISITS ROCKVILLE, AND MEETS WITH A SERIOUS LOSS 117 XVIII IN WHICH HARRY MEETS WITH AN OLD ACQUAINTANCE AND GETS A HARD KNOCK ON THE HEAD 124 XIX IN WHICH HARRY FINDS THAT EVEN A BROKEN HEAD MAY BE OF SOME USE TO A PERSON 131 XX IN WHICH HARRY PASSES THROUGH HIS SEVEREST TRIAL, AND ACHIEVES HIS GREATEST TRIUMPH 137 XXI IN WHICH HARRY IS VERY PLEASANTLY SITUATED, AND THE STORY COMES TO AN END 147

BIOGRAPHY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY

William Taylor Adams, American author, better known and loved by boys and girls through his pseudonym "Oliver Optic," was born July 30, 1822, in the town of Medway, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, about twenty five miles from Boston. For twenty years he was a teacher in the Public Schools of Boston, where he came in close contact with boy life. These twenty years taught him how to reach the boy's heart and interest as the popularity of his books attest.

His story writing began in 1850 when he was twenty eight years old and his first book was published in 1853. He also edited "The Oliver Optic Magazine," "The Student and Schoolmate," "Our Little Ones."

Mr. Adams died at the age of seventy five years, in Boston, March 27, 1897... Continue reading book >>




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