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Frank Merriwell's New Comedian

The rise of a star

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Author: Burt L. Standish (Gilbert Patten)
Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 56,194 / 167 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 90.4
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 320
Added to site: 2012.01.23 31228
Genre: Young Readers

These stories are rich in fun and thrills in all branches of sports and athletics. They are extremely high in moral tone, and cannot fail to be of immense benefit to every boy who reads them.They have the splendid quality of firing a boy's ambition to become a good athlete, in order that he may develop into a strong, vigorous right-thinking man.

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g to do without him? You are talking about putting your play out again, but how will you do it?"

"I'll find a way."

"That is easier said than done. You have been lucky, Frank, there is no question about that. You can't be that lucky all the time."

"There are more ways than one to catch an angel."

"I rather think you'll find that angels are not so thick. Once in a while there is a soft thing who is ready to gamble with his money by putting it behind a traveling theatrical company, but those soft things are growing scarcer and scarcer. Too many of them have been bitten."

"Still, I have a feeling that I'll find a way to succeed."

"Of course you can advertise for a partner to invest in a 'sure thing,' and all that, but those games are too near fraud. Rascals have worked those schemes so much that honest men avoid them."

"I shall not resort to any trickery or deception. If I catch an 'angel' I shall get one just as I obtained Folansbee, by telling him all the risks



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