Risen from the Ranks, Or, Harry Walton's Success

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Loring, 1874 - 349 páginas
Hoping to become a newspaper editor, a teen-age boy begins his career as a printer's devil.
 

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Página 238 - Tis the wind, and nothing more." Open here I flung the shutter, when, with many a flirt and flutter, In there stepped a stately raven, of the saintly days of yore. Not the least obeisance made he; not...
Página 237 - Once upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary, Over many a quaint and curious volume of, forgotten lore, — While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping, As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door. '"Tis some visitor," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door: Only this and nothing more.
Página 127 - An' all held their breath in the silence of dhread. An' Shamus O'Brien made answer and said: " My lord, if you ask me, if in my life-time I thought any treason, or did any crime That should call to my cheek, as I stand alone here, The hot blush of shame or the coldness of fear, Though I stood by the grave to receive my death-blow, Before God and the world I would answer you, no I But if you would ask me, as I think it like, If in the rebellion I carried a pike, An...
Página 127 - Before GOD and the world I would answer you, no ! But if you would ask me, as I think it like, If in the rebellion I carried a pike, An' fought for ould Ireland from the first to the close, An' shed the heart's blood of her bitterest foes, I answer you, yes ; and I tell you again, Though I stand here to perish, it's my glory that then In her cause I was willing my veins should run dhry, An' that now for her sake I am ready to die.
Página 127 - O'BRIEN made answer and said : " My lord, if you ask me, if in my life-time I thought any treason, or did any crime That should call to my cheek, as I stand alone here, The hot blush of shame, or the coldness of fear, Though I stood by the grave to receive my death-blow Before GOD and the world I would answer you, no ! But if you would ask me, as I think it like, If in the rebellion I carried a pike, An...
Página 7 - In describing Harry's rise from the ranks I have studiously avoided the extraordinary incidents and pieces of good luck, which the story writer has always at command, being desirous of presenting my hero's career as one which may be imitated by the thousands of boys similarly placed, who, like him, are anxious to rise from the ranks.
Página 220 - Let me go with you. Let me know if it will be convenient for you to go next week.
Página 142 - Franklin, who, while } r et a boy in his teens, contributed articles to his brother's paper, though at the time the authorship was not suspected.
Página 343 - I call to mind now, however, that he is no longer a boy, and his future career will be of less interest to my young readers.
Página 14 - Harry, the oldest boy, asked his father's permission to go out into the world and earn his own living. He hoped not only to do this, but to> .save something toward paying his father's note.

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