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The Rise of Roscoe Paine

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Published: 1912
Language: English
Wordcount: 134,097 / 369 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.9
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,969 4420

The story of a financier's young son, disgraced by his father's ruin, who seeks to simplify his life and live it anew among the village folk out at the Cape. How, in the coming of the man from New York and his daughter, young Roscoe Paine finds interest, adventure, romance, and a return to the business talent that has been his father's heritage, is Mr. Lincoln's novel. The book is written with directness, sincerity, and sympathy. --New York Times.

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let their wives support 'em,' he says, pompous as ever. 'That would be a calamity, wouldn't it, Lute?' That wasn't no answer, of course. But you can't expect sense of a Democrat. I left him fumin' and come away. I've thought of a lot more questions to ask him since and I was hopin' I could get at him this mornin'. But no! Dorindy's sot on havin' this yard raked, so I s'pose I've got to do it."

He had dropped the rake, but now he leaned over, picked it up, and rose from the wash bench.

"I s'pose I've got to do it," he repeated, "unless," hopefully, "you want me to run up to the village and do your errand for you."

"No; I hadn't any errand."

"Well, then I s'pose I'd better start in. Unless there was somethin' else you'd ruther I'd do to-day. If there was I could do this to-morrer."

"To-morrow would have one advantage: there would be more to rake then. However, judging by Dorinda's temper this morning, I think, perhaps, you had better do it to-day."

"What's Dorindy doin'?"

"She is

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4.5 from 2 reviews: *****

A young man with a secret lives a a life of indolence and retirement with his invalid mother in a sleepy Cape Cod village, until a new neighbor shakes up the whole town, and causes him to re-examine the life he's barely living. The main character is by turns endearing and exasperating, but it's fun to watch him develop as a person.


A really nice Worth-Reading story featuring a person,s stuggles to remain Firm on his own course of Life and decisions and showing what a person can do for friendship's sake............



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