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The Fortune Hunter

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Published: 1910
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,882 / 207 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 58.3
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,245 7133
Genre: Pulp

Not a novelization, but a novel based on Winchel! Smith's remarkably successful comedy. "The book is quite as enjoyable as the drama, which is saying a good deal."--Chicago Tribune

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deriving a sort of acrid comfort from the knowledge that henceforth none should know the burden of his misfortunes save himself. There was no deprecation of Kellogg's goodness in his mood, simply determination no longer to be a charge upon it. To contemplate the sum total of the benefits he had received at Kellogg's hands, since the day when the latter had found him ill and half-starved, friendless as a stray pup, on the bench in Washington Square, staggered his imagination. He could never repay it, he told himself, save inadequately, little by little--mostly by gratitude and such consideration as he purposed now to exhibit by removing himself and his distresses from the other's ken. Here was an end to comfort for him, an end to living in Kellogg's rooms, eating his food, busying his servants, spending his money--not so much borrowed as pressed upon him. He stood at the cross-roads, but in no doubt as to which way he should most honourably take, though it took him straight back to that from which Kellogg had



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