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Hidden Treasures

Why Some Succeed While Others Fail

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Author: Harry A. Lewis
Published: 1887
Language: English
Wordcount: 144,502 / 423 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71.9
LoC Category: PN
Downloads: 463
Added to site: 2006.12.21
mnybks.net#: 15606
Genre: Essays
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lth and luxury. Who indeed has not wished that he could have at least a small part of the vast wealth possessed by the Vanderbilts? Yet, when Cornelius Vanderbilt was a boy, he enjoyed far less privileges to make money than the majority who now look on and wish; but Cornelius Vanderbilt differed from other boys of his age. One difference was his strong determination.

It was then, much as it is now, boys liked to spend their money and have a good time.

It was a common saying in the neighborhood where he lived, 'that when Corneel. Vanderbilt concludes to do anything it will certainly be done.' A ship stranded off the shore; young Cornelius' father took the contract to transfer the cargo to New York city. This was a job requiring many teams and a force of men to carry the produce to a different part of the island where they were to be taken by water to New York. Although but twelve years old, young Vanderbilt was given control of this part of the work. His father, by accident, neglected to furnish

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