The Bondboy

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Author: George W. Ogden
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 117,617 / 330 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,375
Added to site: 2009.11.30
mnybks.net#: 25909
Origin: gutenberg.org

Joe Newbolt, bound out by force of family conditions to work for a number of years, is accused of murder and circumstances are against him. His mouth is sealed; he cannot, as a gentleman, utter the words that would clear him. A dramatic, romantic tale of intense interest.

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ath, so that it might come to them without a master and under the free sky. Only the disgraced, the disowned, the failures, and the broken-minded made an end in the poorhouse in those vigorous days. It was a disgrace from which a family never could hope to rise again. There, on the old farm with Peter she had been poor, as poor as the poorest, but they had been free to come and go.

"I know I've got the name of being a hard man and a money-grabber and a driver," said Chase with crabbed bitterness, "but who is it that gives that reputation to me? People that can't beat me and take advantage of me and work money out of me by their rascally schemes! I'm not a hard man by nature--my actions with you prove that, don't they?"

"You've been as kind as a body could expect," she answered. "It's only right that you should have your money back, and it ain't been your fault that we couldn't raise it. But we've done the best we could."

"And that best only led you up to the poorhouse door," said he. "I'm

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2015.01.31
Larry
*****

A good read of Joe Newbolt whose mother is tricked into selling him into bondage by a cruel farmer. Joe is accused of murder and must make a honorable decision to keep from hanging. Not as much unnecessary verb age as most novels during this period.


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