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John Whopper

The Newsboy

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Published: 1870
Language: English
Wordcount: 18,029 / 55 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 312
Added to site: 2009.11.13 25791
Genre: Young Readers

he frantic inquiries that were showered upon me as to what had happened,--where I had been,--had I had any thing to eat? I coolly replied that I had not had much to eat; and, if they would give me a good, substantial supper, I would endeavor to relieve their minds.

"Supper, indeed!" cried my good mother; "why, it's just after sunrise! You haven't lost your senses, I hope."

"I beg your pardon; but it was about sunrise hours and hours ago, when I--when I"--and here I faltered, not caring just then to let the whole family into my secret.

"When you what?" said my mother, looking very anxious.

"Why, when I left Canton," I now answered, very promptly.

"You don't say that you have been to Canton?" she replied, but without any such show of astonishment as might have been expected.

"Yes, I have, mother. It occurred to me that I could sell my papers to better advantage there than I could about here; and, indeed, I did, as you may see." Whereupon I laid in her good old hand such



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