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Mark the Match Boy or Richard Hunter's Ward

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In this inspiring and heartwarming coming-of-age tale, author Horatio Alger, Jr. takes readers on a journey through the ups and downs of young Mark the Match Boy's life. From his humble beginnings as a homeless orphan struggling to survive on the streets, to his eventual success and triumph over adversity, the story is a testament to the power of perseverance and determination.

Readers will be moved by Mark's resilience in the face of overwhelming odds and his unwavering belief in the inherent goodness of humanity. Alger's vivid descriptions and engaging narrative style bring the story to life, making it a captivating and unforgettable read.

Overall, Mark the Match Boy is a timeless classic that offers valuable lessons about the importance of hard work, integrity, and kindness. It is a story that will resonate with readers of all ages and leave them feeling inspired and uplifted.

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In this third installment from the “Ragged Dick” series by Horatio Algers, Jr., the reader is reacquainted with some old friends and meets young Mark Manton. Mark is a match boy plagued by bad luck and an even worse guardian. But, with new friends, hard work, and smart choices, Mark may just find his luck taking a turn for the better. summary by tfaulder

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