The Cash Boy
"The Cash Boy," by Horatio Alger, Jr., as the name implies, is a story about a boy and for boys.
Through some conspiracy, the hero of the story when a baby, was taken from his relatives and given into the care of a kind woman.
Not knowing his name, she gave him her husband's name, Frank Fowler. She had one little daughter, Grace, and showing no partiality in the treatment of her children, Frank never suspected that she was not his sister. However, at the death of Mrs. Fowler, all this was related to Frank.
The children were left alone in the world. It seemed as though they would have to go to the poorhouse but Frank could not become reconciled to that.
A kind neighbor agreed to care for Grace, so Frank decided to start out in the world to make his way.
He had many disappointments and hardships, but through his kindness to an old man, his own relatives and right name were revealed to him.
- Chapter I: A Revelation
- Chapter II: Mrs. Fowler's Story
- Chapter III: Left Alone
- Chapter IV: The Town Autocrat
- Chapter V: A Little Misunderstanding
- Chapter VI: Frank Gets a Place
- Chapter VII: The Cash Boy Has an Adventure
- Chapter VIII: An Unexpected Engagement
- Chapter IX: The Housekeeper's Nephew
- Chapter X: The Housekeep Scheming
- Chapter XI: John Wade
- Chapter XII: A False Friend
- Chapter XIII: The Spider and the Fly
- Chapter XIV: Springing the Trap
- Chapter XV: From Bad to Worse
- Chapter XVI: An Accomplice Found
- Chapter XVII: Frank and His Jailer
- Chapter XVIII: "Over the Hill to the Poorhouse"
- Chapter XIX: What Frank Heard Through the Crevice
- Chapter XX: The Escape
- Chapter XXI: John Wade's Disappointment
- Chapter XXII: Conclusion
This work was published before January 1, 1923, and is in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago.