Hector's Inheritance

Hector's Inheritance
or, The Boys of Smith Institute

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Hector's Inheritance by Jr. Alger Horatio

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Hector's Inheritance
or, The Boys of Smith Institute

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ise. What could Guy possibly mean? Had his father perhaps made a will, and left the estate to some one else--his uncle, for example? Was this the meaning of Guy's malicious mirth?

"I don't know to what you refer," he said; "but if it's anything that is of importance to me, I ought to know it. What is it?"

"Go and ask father," said Guy, with a tantalizing grin.

"I will," answered Hector, "and without delay."

He turned to enter the house, but Guy had not exhausted his malice. He was in a hurry to triumph over Hector, whom he disliked heartily.

"I don't mind telling you myself," he said.

"You are not what you suppose. You're a lowborn beggar!"

He had no sooner uttered these words, than Hector resented the insult. Seizing the whip from Guy, he grasped him by the collar, flung him to the ground and lashed him with it.

"There," said he, with eyes aflame, "take that, Guy Roscoe, and look out how you insult me in future!"

Guy rose slowly from the ground,

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I found this book intriguing due to the fact that it was written so long ago and the culture and style was so different than most modern books I read. It was written in second person which was strange but also made you feel connected to the author. I honestly didn\'t know what to expect when I picked up the original copy of this one hundred year old book, but I was pleased with what I found. I would recommend this book to anyone.
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