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Tale of the Tow-Path

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"Tale of the Tow-Path" by Homer Greene is a charming and heartwarming story set along the Erie Canal in the 1800s. The author masterfully weaves together a mix of adventure, romance, and historical detail to create a captivating narrative.

The protagonist, young Billy, sets out on a journey along the canal after a series of unfortunate events. Along the way, he encounters a cast of colorful characters, each with their own stories and struggles. From the hardworking canal boatmen to the wealthy landowners, Greene brings to life the diverse social fabric of the time.

One of the most compelling aspects of the book is Greene's evocative descriptions of the canal and its surroundings. The reader is transported back in time, able to almost feel the sun on their skin and smell the damp earth along the towpath.

Overall, "Tale of the Tow-Path" is a delightful read that will appeal to fans of historical fiction and adventure. Greene's storytelling is rich and engaging, making this book a must-read for anyone looking to escape into a bygone era.

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All work and no play makes 14-year-old Joe Gaston run away. He's also falsely branded as a horse-thief by his own father. This heart-warming story tells of Joe's wanderings and life on the tow-path, of finding Old Charlie and the real horse-thief, how his name is cleared, and his return home. This book, published in 1892, is the third written by Homer Greene, whose primary profession was law. His novels generally include a legal transgression with an interrogation or court-room scene.

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