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A Boy's Town
by W D Howells
Binding: Paperback, 300 pages
Publisher: Howells Press
Weight: 0.88 pound
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 8.5 x W: 0.48 inches
ISBN 10: 1406755788
ISBN 13: 9781406755787
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Text extracted from opening pages of book: A BOY'S TOWN DESCRIBED FOB HAKEEB'S YOUNG PEOPLE W. B, 110WELLS AUTHOR 03P THK 8KAOW 0! P A DltKAH ' APRIL HOPES A HAJSABD OS 1 NKW JWl'UNKS KTO. ILLUSTRATED W YORK HARPER A BROTHERS, FEANKLIN SQUARE DAY U UAK 111 TO MV IM V WttRltH JIB . 8( t CONTENTS. SHOWS 98 X. IliaiiOAYB ANJ HOLIDAYS 110 XL MusfiiiiiS AND BLKCTIONS 121 XII. PffiTS 183 XIII. O0N8 AKD GtrNKIKO . 14.8 XIV. FoiiAOiNO 161 XV. MY BOY . in XVI. OTHEJB, BOYS . , . . , 188 XVII. FANTASIES AND SUPERSTITIONS 197 XVIII. TKH KATUHB o BOYS . 205 XIX. Tim TOWN ITSELF 215 XX. TBAXTS AND CHAXtACTBJB , ,,... 228 XXI. LAST DATS ,..... 87 ILLUSTRATIONS. AY HE CAMlfi UP TO MY BOY HE SAT FisiUNO ffiontispiece. TUB FIRST LOCK ,........, Facing p. THH FASSENGISB IS A ONE fcBOCHffiB MAI? . 8 ' HUN, & UN t TUB CONSTABLE! WILL CATCH YOXJI ' 18 ' IIH TOLI JTIIKMC Tit AT HB HAD QOT TIIHJM KOW' ' 44 THAT nOMOH WAS IIEBERVET) FOll MEN OF T0B KINI I HAVB MENTIONED ' , ... 50 THEN OHB BOY TUT A. GU1P ON HIS SHOUL xB . 74 A CITlZlfiK'S CHAitACTBK FOB OLBYBKISfBSS OR HEANNKB8 WA8 FIXBD BY HIS ' WAX. K. INQ BOUNX OK OVEJ TJIU BIKCtS, . , 8S K1T1B TIMB 93 XN THE RTKO , 100 THE BOYS BEGAK TO CBkEBRATK IT WITH ODNB AND PISTOLS' 110 THIS BUTLHB QVABDB 12$ PIETfiU 144 AI X. AT ONOm THEftK TUB INTOTAWS WBBB ' 150 168 Vi ILLUSTRATIONS. THE BEACON OP DEATH ' , Fa& ing p. 180 HE LIVED IN A BELATED LOO CABIN ON TEE EDGE OF A COKN FIELD . , , 1$ 8 HE WJK3MT HOME WITH MY BOY 0KB MIGHT ABOUT MIDNIGHT ' 194 HE ALWAYS KAN BY THE PLACE AS FAST AS HE COULD 1SS THB AKTIST SEEMED SATISFIED HIMSELF ' ' SO HE WOtJLD OIVE A BOY A CANE, AND THEN TKLL HIM IT WAS A SNAKE ... M SS3 MY BOY REMEMBEHB COMING FUOM CINCIN KATI IN THE STAGE SS4 THE TOWN CEIER . . Sft2 A BOY'S TOWN. EARLIEST . I CALL it a Boy's Town because I wish it to appear to the reader as a town appears to a boy from Ins third to IUH eleventh year, when, he seldom, if ever, catches a glimpse of life much higher than the middle of a man, and hus the most distorted and mistaken views of most things, lie may then indeed look up to the sky, and HOC heaven open, and angelft ascending and descending; but ho iun only gropo about on the earth, and he knows nothing aright that goes on there beyond hw small boy'n world. Some people remain in this condition as long UK they live, and keep the ignorance of childhood, after they have lost itn innocence; heaven has been lmt, but the earth is still a prison to them. These will not know what 1 mean by much that I shall hare to Bay ; but 1 hope that the unpprown up children will, and that the boys who read Ifarptf Young People will like to know what a boy of forty years ago was like, even if ho had no very exciting adventures or thread bare escapes; perhaps I mean hair breadth es oape ; but it Is the same tiling they have bean used so often, I shall try to describe him very minutely ia 1. . , 2 A BOY S TOWN. liis daily doings and dreammgs, and it may amuso them to compare these doings and dreatnings with their own. For convenience, I shall call this hoy, my hoy ; but I hope ho might have been almost anybody's boy ; and I mean him sometimes for a boy in general, as well as a boy in particular. It seems to me that my Boy'n Town was a town peculiarly adapted for a boy to bo a boy in It had a river, the great Miami River, which was as blue an the sky when it was not as yellow as gold ; and it had an other river, called the Old River, which was the Miami's former channel, and which held an island in its sluggish loop ; the boys called it The Island ; and it must have been about the size of Australia ; perhaps it was not so large. Then this town had a Ca


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