Slow and sure, or, From the street to the shop

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...Jack than Jack for him. He asked himself if he wanted to go with Jack Morgan on this journey, and he answered his own question in the negative. It was better that he should leave him now forever. With him he could only look forward to a future of shame and disgrace. "What are you thinking about, boy?" asked Marlowe. " Do you want to go to California with Jack and me?" "No," answered Julius. "Why not?" "I'd rather stay here," answered Julius shortly. "When I was a lad I'd have liked to go off on a journey like that." " I like stayin' here." " He's used to the streets," said Jack. " He likes 'em. That's best, as he can't go." " Can you take care of yourself?" asked Marlowe. " I always has," said Julius. "That's so," said Jack, laughing. "You ain't given me much trouble, Julius." The men resumed their game, and the boy looked on silently. After awhile seven o'clock struck, and Julius rose from his seat. " I'm goin'," he said. " All right, Julius. Keep your eyes open." " I know," said the boy. He had saved enough money to pay for a ride uptown. He took the Fourth avenue cars, and in half an aour found that he had reached the cross etreet nearest to his destination. Five minutes later he rang the basement bell of the house in Madison avenue. Paul saw him enter the area, and went himself to open the door. "Come in, Julius," he said. "I have been expecting you. Have you had any supper?' " I bought some coffee and cakes." "I think you can eat a little more," said Paul, smiling. "Mother, can't you give Julius some dinner 3" " Is this the boy you expected, Paul?" " Yes, mother." " I saved some for him. Sit down at the table, Julius," she said hospitably. Julius did as he was told, and directly Mrs. Hoffman took from the oven a plate of meat and vegetables,...

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