True to His Home

A Tale of the Boyhood of Franklin

Cover image for

Download


Published: 1897
Language: English
Wordcount: 84,660 / 241 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.1
LoC Categories: CT, PZ
Downloads: 502
Added to site: 2008.08.28
mnybks.net#: 21897
Origin: gutenberg.org

This volume is an historical fiction, but the plan of it was suggested by biography, and is made to include the most interesting and picturesque episodes in the home side of the life of Benjamin Franklin, so as to form a connected narrative or picture of his public life.

Show Excerpt

hese people filled the colonies, and caused the Quaker's heart to bleed and burn. He wrote a poem entitled A Looking-glass for the Times, in which he called upon New England to pause in her sins of intoleration and persecution, and threatened the judgments foretold in the Bible upon those who do injustice to God's children.

"Abiah," said the proud father, "I admire the character of your father. It stood for justice and human rights. But, wife, listen:

"Brother Benjamin has lost all of his ten children but one. I pity him. Wife, listen: Brother Benjamin is poor through no fault of his, but because he gave himself and all that he was to his family.

"Listen: It would touch his heart to learn that I had named this boy for him. It would show the old man that I had not forgotten him, but still thought of him.

"I can not do much for the boy, but I can give Brother Benjamin a home with me, and, as he is a great reader, he can instruct the boy by wise precept and a good example. If the boy

(Promote your book here)

Featured Books

Cover image for True to His Home by Hezekiah Butterworth - Free eBook

Who Murdered Mr. Malone?

Garden Girls Christian Cozy Mystery Series Book 1
Hope Callaghan

Who Murdered Mr. Malone? Book 1 of the Garden G... Read more

Cover image for True to His Home by Hezekiah Butterworth - Free eBook

Phantasia

Book One: Into the Rain
M.U. Riyadad

After finding the body of a dragon in a metalli... Read more

Cover image for True to His Home by Hezekiah Butterworth - Free eBook

Fearsome

Fearsome Series Book 1
S.A. Wolfe

*This is a stand-alone book in the Fearsome Ser... Read more

Cover image for True to His Home by Hezekiah Butterworth - Free eBook

Nano Contestant

Episode 1: Whatever It Takes
Leif Sterling

Fans of the Hunger Games and Sci-Fi Thrillers will... Read more

Cover image for True to His Home by Hezekiah Butterworth - Free eBook

Anais of Brightshire

The Blood Mage Chronicles Book 1
Jamie Wilson

While rumors of monsters rising in the south bring... Read more

Cover image for True to His Home by Hezekiah Butterworth - Free eBook

Sound of Sirens

Tales of Skylge #1
Jen Minkman

On the island of Skylge, electricity is only fo... Read more

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Help ManyBooks by sharing this page!

See it as donating a moment of your social media time, every little thing helps us improve and stay online.

Popular in This Genre

The list of books below is based on the weekly downloads by our users regardless of eReader device or file format.

Forty-Six Years in the Army
by John M. Schofield
Hymns and Hymnwriters of Denmark
by Jens Christian Aaberg
Autobiography of a Yogi
by Paramhansa Yogananda
The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller
Abraham Lincoln
by Rev. T.M. Eddy
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell
An Iron Will
by Orison Swett Marden
The Age of Invention
by Holland Thompson
The Age of Big Business
by Burton J. Hendrick

See more popular titles from this genre.