Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Proud and Lazy

A Story for Little Folks

Cover image for


Author: Oliver Optic (William Taylor Adams)
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,573 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 99.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 764
Added to site: 2008.01.25 19844
Genre: Young Readers

make me take some of his nasty physic, and I thought I'd rather go to school than do that."

"I can tell you how you can stay away from school without taking any physic."


"Give me the three cents, and I will tell you."

"I haven't them; if I had I would."

"Well, I will tell you how to get them, if you like."


"Go home to your mother, and tell her the schoolma'am sent you home for three cents to buy a new book."

"I'll do that," replied Tommy, not stopping to think how wicked was the act which the bad boy proposed to him.

"Mind you, Tom, go to your mother--don't go to your father."

Tommy promised to do just as he was told by these bad boys, and ran home with all his might, to get the money for them. His mother did not stop to ask him any questions, though she wondered what book he could buy for three cents.

"Here's the three cents," said Tommy, as he joined the boys in the road. "Now tell me how I can stay away from school



Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

login | register

User ID


reset password

Author of the Day

Maria La Serra
Maria La Serra believes in love and serendipity. She also believes in creating novels that are a bit different from the regular, run-of-the-mill books that readers have become accustomed to. As our author of the day, La Serra chats with us about her debut work, The Proverbial Mr. Universe, fashion design and serendipity.
Read full interview...