Bound to Rise

or, Up the Ladder

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Published: 1873
Language: English
Wordcount: 47,017 / 140 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 709
Added to site: 2006.01.25
mnybks.net#: 12379
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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to repair the loss."

"I wish there was anybody else to go to. Squire Green is a very mean man, and he will try to take advantage of any need."

"It is better to have a poor resource than none at all."

"Well, I'll go and see what can be done."

Squire Green was the rich man of the town. He had inherited from his father, just as he came of age, a farm of a hundred and fifty acres, and a few hundred dollars.

The land was not good, and far from productive; but he had scrimped and saved and pinched and denied himself, spending almost nothing, till the little money which the farm annually yielded him had accumulated to a considerable sum. Then, too, as there were no banks near at hand to accommodate borrowers, the squire used to lend money to his poorer neighbors. He took care not to exact more than six per cent. openly, but it was generally understood that the borrower must pay a bonus besides to secure a loan, which, added to the legal interest, gave him a very handsome considerat

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