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Paul the Peddler

or, The Adventures of a Young Street Merchant

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Published: 1871
Language: English
Wordcount: 42,772 / 128 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.2
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 1,092 533
Genre: Young Readers

ct. Just keep the ten cents, and give me two more packages."

This Paul did with alacrity; but the Wall street clerk's luck was at an end. He got two prizes of a penny each.

"Well," he said, "I'm not much out of pocket. I've bought three packages, and it's only cost me three cents."

The ten-cent prize produced a favorable effect on the business of the young peddler. Five more packages were bought, and the contents eagerly inspected; but no other large prize appeared. Two cents was the maximum prize drawn. Their curiosity being satisfied, the crowd dispersed; but it was not long before another gathered. In fact, Paul had shown excellent judgment in selecting the front of the post office as his place of business. Hundreds passed in and out every hour, besides those who passed by on a different destination. Thus many ears caught the young peddler's cry--"Prize packages! Only five cents apiece!"--and made a purchase; most from curiosity, but some few attracted by the businesslike bearing of th



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