'Charge It'

'Charge It'
Keeping Up With Harry

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'Charge It' by Irving Bacheller

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1912

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'Charge It'
Keeping Up With Harry

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would you call his mainspring?' he asked.

"'The desire to win money and its power. Mind you, I wouldn't call that a high motive, but in a young man it's a kind of a mainspring that sets him a-going and keeps the works busy until he can get better motive power. In Harry it's broken.'

"'You're right--it was busted long ago,' said Henry Delance.

"'Some one has got to contrive a new mainspring for the sons of millionaires--they're so plenty these days.'

"'There's the desire to be respectable,' he suggested.

"'But it is not nearly so universal as the love of money. If it were possible to have millionaire carpenters and shoemakers there'd be more hope! But I'll try to invent a mainspring for Harry. If he doesn't marry some fool woman there's a chance for the boy--a good chance. Tell me all about him.'

"In his own way, which amused me a little, the old man sketched the character of his son, or rather confessed it.

"'A kind of Alexander the Great,' he said. 'We shall

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Charging instead of paying cash is not a new idea. It has been around for a long time.
Harry abuses the concept, even into his personal interactions.
Harry postpones and doesn't quickly commit to anything.
His friend Henry sets it upon himself to correct this blemish on an otherwise fine character.

I am really looking forward to reading this book.I love humor so it will be interesting to see if I laugh out loud like I do with the "Stephanie Plum" series.
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