A copper harvest, or, The boys who worked a deserted mine

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A copper harvest, or, The boys who worked a deserted mine

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A copper harvest, or, The boys who worked a deserted mine
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Fame and fortune weekly : stories of boys who make money
A self-made man (J. Perkins Tracy)
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New York
Frank Tousey
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1 online resource (28 pages)


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Dime novels -- Periodicals ( lcsh )
Wealth ( lcsh )
Entrepreneurship -- Fiction ( lcsh )
Boys ( lcsh )
serial ( sobekcm )

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University of South Florida
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F18-00026 ( USFLDC DOI )
f18.26 ( USFLDC Handle )
031035319 ( ALEPH )
829936850 ( OCLC )

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' F edYS 'WHOMA'KE MONEY. Welrd blue ftames sprang into being and spread themselves out. Then, with a malevolent laugh Clymer threw the half burned torch into the middle of the floor, dashed open the surgery door, and sprang out into--the arms of Jack Boward!


Fame and Fortune Weekly STORIES OF BOYS WHO MAKE MONEY 11sued Weelrpse's arms and then letting .it fall back on the slab with a fl.op. "Funny boy," grinned Jack. "Well, he dropped dead up at Mugging's farm, where he stopped this morning and asked for something to eat. Of course he was sent here for father to hold a post-mortem on to d ete rmine the cause of death." Charlie's father was the leading physician in Sackville. He also officiated as coroner in all cases of sudden death occurring in the county. At the present time he was absent on a similar kind of a case at a village some distance away, and was not ex pected back un til late that night. The doctor and his family lived in a neat little cottage, divided from hi s drugstore by the garden, and he was gen erally considered well-to-do. Sackville was a town of some three or four thousand inhabitants, with outlying farms and farmhouses. It was the county seat, and, being the largest place m the county, country people for miles around traded at its stores. A good-sized riv e r skirted its northern boundary, and the traffi c in that dir ect ion made Sackville quite a lively place, and consequently of some local importance. Jack Ho.waTd was a lad of good family whose people lived in New York. A close student, too intense application to his studies had undermined his general h ealth, and the family physi cian recommended that he be sent out Wes t to rough it awhile on the large farm of a distant relative in Nebraska. This farm was about three miles outside of Sackvillo Jack had already lived and worked like an oTdi nary farmhand on his re l ative's place for the best part of a year, and his new l ife had made an altogether different looking boy of him -so much so, indeed, that his paren1:5


2 L\ COPPEH, lL\l\\'BST. :111d .friends in ihe Eas t cou ld h ard l y recognize the pho1.ogrr.ph of him self whieh he had l ately sent them. He often to Sackville; and, being a, gen ial, whoie rnu led kind of a ilO_\', had made himself popular with all w ith whom ha cam e in contact. This wa.!'l pvrticularly t h e case \rii.h Charlie Fox, who in,;tantly took an uncomm on fancy to him, and the consc quc n rc w as that they b ecame c hurnG. t'harlie had just gradua 1cc1 at the Sackville high ::;chool. He had taken np the stud y of m edic i ne under his father a, yrar o r so before, as the o ld gentleman i n tended his son sho1!!d be his s u c cessor and Charlie rather liked t h e pro fes.;ion. His fath er proposed to send him to a m edica l school at Omaha srnm, where he w ould get hospital practice. Jack had come in to visit Charlie that afternoon, and as m:1 ttcr of course h e sta.yed to su pp e r }frs. Fox a nd h e r dau ghte r Flora, had received him with Uwi r hospitality, and after the meal the ladies and ihr hro boy:> had put in a very pleasant evening. .\bont the time Howard was thinking of mounting his hrme to ride back to the farm a fierce thunder and light ninf! storm h ad swooped down on the t own, and so Jack W

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