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In Pawn

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By: (1869-1937)

In Pawn by Ellis Parker Butler is a delightful twist on the classic rags-to-riches story. The protagonist, Chester, is a charming and resourceful young man who finds himself in dire financial straits. Desperate for money, he decides to pawn his most prized possession - a valuable family heirloom.

What follows is a series of hilarious misadventures as Chester attempts to reclaim his pawned item. Along the way, he encounters a colorful cast of characters, including a bumbling pawnbroker and a wealthy heiress who takes a keen interest in his predicament.

The story is full of wit and humor, and Butler's writing is both engaging and entertaining. The pacing is brisk, and the plot twists keep the reader guessing until the very end. Overall, In Pawn is a thoroughly enjoyable read that is sure to entertain readers of all ages.

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Inspired by "Lives of the Saints", fat, lazy, good-for-nothing Harvey Redding decides to give up the junk-collecting business, and become a Saint. Meanwhile, deeply in debt to his sister, he has left his son Lem with her until he is able to pay her back.

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