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Sam's Chance

And How He Improved It

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Language: English
Wordcount: 41,351 / 128 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 97.7
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,298
Added to site: 2008.07.13 21501
Genre: Young Readers

''Sam's Chance'' is a sequel to the ''Young Outlaw,'' and is designed toillustrate the gradual steps by which that young man was induced togive up his bad habits, and deserve that prosperity which he finallyattains.

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"You may go to the post office for letters first," said Budd. "Our box is 936."

"All right," said Sam.

He rather liked this part of his duty. It seemed more like play than work to walk through the streets, and it was comfortable to think he was going to be paid for it, too.

As he turned into Nassau Street he met an old acquaintance, Pat Riley by name, with a blacking box over his shoulders.

"Hello, Sam!" said Pat.

"Hello, yourself! How's business?"

"Times is dull with me. What are you doin'?"

"I'm in an office," said Sam, with conscious pride.

"Are you? What do you get?"

"Five dollars a week."

"How did you get it?" asked Pat, enviously.

"They came to me and asked me if I would go to work," said Sam.

"Where are you goin' now?"

"To the post office, to get the letters."

"You're in luck, Sam, and no mistake. Got some new clo'es, ain't you?"

"Yes," said Sam. "How do you like 'em?"



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