The Young Explorer

or, Claiming His Fortune

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Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,343 / 126 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 89.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,129
mnybks.net#: 540
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Young Readers
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"No, sir, I hope not," answered our hero innocently.

"Then why do you ask such an unheard-of price?"

"I think I'm worth it," said Ben.

"Boys haven't much jedgment," said the deacon. "You'd better let me talk over this matter with your Uncle Job."

"It won't be any use, Deacon Pitkin. Uncle Job won't interfere with me."

"You can't get such wages anywhere. You'll have to work for less."

"Perhaps I can't get my price in Hampton," said Ben.

"Of course you can't. There ain't no one goin' to pay you men's wages."

"Perhaps you are right, Deacon Pitkin. In that case, my mind is made up."

"What will you do?" asked the deacon, showing some curiosity.

"I'll leave town."

"It's a resky thing, Benjamin. You ain't old enough to take care of yourself."

"I think I can do it. Deacon Pitkin. I am not afraid to try. Still, if you'll give me a hundred and fifty dollars and board--"

"You must think I'm crazy," said the deacon hastily.

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