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The Fortunate Youth

by William J. Locke

"The Fortunate Youth" has the magic of pure romance and the dramatic qualities that are a part of life's experiences when a man rises to great heights from poverty, oppression and mystery. Mr. Locke depicts a new sort of vagabond --Paul, a slum child whose only fortune is his extraordinary physical beauty. This beauty helps Paul to win his way upward in the social scale, and on his path he passes through various strata of Bohemia -- the caravan, the studio and thestage -- to the fulfillment of his splendid destiny.


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