Facing the World

or, The Haps and Mishaps of Harry Vane

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Published: 1893
Language: English
Wordcount: 28,760 / 89 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 92.1
LoC Category: PZ
Series: New World
Downloads: 1,395
mnybks.net#: 525
Origin: gutenberg.org

To outwit his miserly uncle, young Harry Vane finds work as a magician's assistant and embarks on a perilous sea voyage.

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ear. He's my guardian."

"If he hears you've had any money give you, he'll want to take care of it for you."

This consideration had not occurred to Harry. Indeed, he had for so short a time been the possessor of the money, of which he did not know the amount, that this was not surprising.

"Well, good-morning!" he said.

"Good-morning! It's been a lucky mornin' for both of us."

"I must go somewhere where I can count this money unobserved," he said to himself.

Not far away he saw a ruined shed.

Harry entered the shed, and sitting down on a log, took out the bills, which he had hurriedly stuffed in his pocket, and began to count them.

"Almost three hundred dollars!" murmured Harry, joyously. "It has been, indeed, a lucky morning for me. It has nearly doubled my property."

The question arose in his mind: "Should he give this money to Mr. Fox to keep for him?"

"No," he decided, "I won't give him this money. I won't even let him know I have it." Wh

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