Tom, the Bootblack

or, The Road to Success

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Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 57,983 / 172 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,055
Added to site: 2008.08.19
mnybks.net#: 21778
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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dy know who he is, or where he lives?" asked a policeman.

"I know him," said little Mike, who had witnessed the accident, and followed the crowd in. "His name is old Jacob, and he lives in Carter's alley."

"Is there anybody to take care of him--any wife or daughter?" asked the physician.

Mike explained that he had only a grandson, and the physician thereupon directed that he be carried to Bellevue Hospital, while Mike ran home to bear the important news to his mother.

CHAPTER III.

A STREET FIGHT.

Tom, of course, knew nothing of Jacob's accident. He fancied him safe at home, and was only concerned to make enough money to pay the necessary expenses of both. He felt little anxiety on this score, as he was of an enterprising disposition, and usually got his fair share of business. He stationed himself near the Astor House, and kept an eye on the boots of all who passed, promptly offering his services where t

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