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Ethelred Preston; or, The Adventures of a Newcomer

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Ethelred Preston; or, The Adventures of a Newcomer is a charming and uplifting novel that follows the journey of a young boy as he navigates the challenges of starting over in a new town. Set against the backdrop of a small, close-knit community, the story is a heartwarming tale of friendship, perseverance, and the power of faith.

The author, Francis J. Finn, S.J., skillfully weaves together a narrative that is both engaging and thought-provoking. The characters are well-developed and relatable, and readers will find themselves rooting for Ethelred as he faces various obstacles and learns important life lessons along the way.

One of the strengths of this book is its positive and uplifting message. Through Ethelred's experiences, the reader is reminded of the importance of kindness, empathy, and perseverance in overcoming challenges and building strong relationships. The themes of friendship and loyalty are central to the story, making it a heartwarming read that will resonate with readers of all ages.

Overall, Ethelred Preston; or, The Adventures of a Newcomer is a delightful novel that will leave readers with a warm and fuzzy feeling. With its engaging plot, memorable characters, and inspiring message, this book is sure to captivate and inspire those who pick it up.

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Ethelred Preston is a story for boys written by Fr. Finn, SJ. The hero, Ethelred, while on his way to college, meets Packy Jarloe, a peddler, who induces him to change places with himself, so that Packy goes to Henrytown College, announcing himself as Ethelred Preston, while Ethelred takes Packy's peddler's pack and sets out on the road to make his fortune There is a mixture of the ludicrous and serious in what follows, but the fraud is finally discovered and Ethelred after much suffering finds himself installed as a regular student and universal favorite at Henrytown College.

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