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Carmen Brown begins her day the same as any other day, but on this day her life would change after seeing a stranger that seems to know her every move. After getting off of work, she noticed the stranger from earlier that day in the parking lot. He finally asked her for some spare change, but when she rejects him he disappears. she sees him a couple of times before arriving home and each time, he just disappear. now she's convinced that she's tired and is imagining these encounter so she goes to sleep. She wakes up the next morning realizing that it was just a bad dream until she talks to her friend that tells her about the events that happened last night. In carmen's dream, she kills the stranger, but there's no crime scene even though she wakes up with a knife in her hand. So what really happened that night? Did carmen kill him or was it just a dream? if it was just a dream, why does carmen's friend know the event of that night and what happened to the stranger????
From a Carnegie Medal-nominated author comes an exciting Victorian London adventure full of twists and turns
Sam Pargeter and his younger brother and sister have always been poor, but they lead a happy life in the country with Ma and Pa. But when Pa goes off to America to seek his fortune, things go terribly wrong. The children find themselves whisked off to live with Aunt Maud and miserable Uncle Bert in the most dangerous part of London, called Devil's Acre, and put to work, just like Oliver Twist in their favorite book. When life in the city proves impossible, the three children decide to leave. Together with their small dog, Patch, they set out on a hazardous journey to find their long-lost grandfather.
Horatio Alger Jr. (1832-1899) was a prolific 19th-century American author, best known for his many young-adult fiction novels about impoverished boys and their rise from humble backgrounds to lives of middle-class security and comfort through hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. His writings were characterized by the "rags to riches" narrative, which had a formative effect on America during the Gilded Age.
Essentially, all of Alger's juvenile novels share the same theme, known as the "Horatio Alger myth" a teenage boy works hard to escape poverty. Often though, it is not the hard work itself that rescues the boy from his fate, but rather some extraordinary act of bravery or honesty. The boy might return a large sum of lost money or rescue someone from an overturned carriage. This brings the boy -- and his plight -- to the attention of a wealthy individual.
Alger secured his literary niche in 1868 with the publication of his fourth book, Ragged Dick, the story of a poor bootblack's rise to middle-class respectability. This novel was a huge success. His many books that followed were essentially variations on Ragged Dick and featured casts of stock characters: the valiant hard-working, honest youth, the noble mysterious stranger, the snobbish youth, and the evil, greedy squire.
In clear, easy-to-grasp language, the author covers many of the topics that you will need to know in order to launch and run a successful business venture.
"Luff up a little, Sam, or the Spray will run on the rocks." "All right, Dick. I haven't got sailing down quite as fine as you yet. How far do you suppose we are from Albany?" "Not over eight or nine miles. If this wind holds out we'll make that city by six o'clock. I'll tell you what, sailing on the Hudson suits me first-rate." "And it suits me, too," put in Tom Rover, addressing both of his brothers. "I like it ten times better than staying on Uncle Randolph's farm." "But I can't say that I like it better than life at Putnam Hall," smiled Sam Rover, as he threw over the tiller of the little yacht. "I'm quite anxious to meet Captain Putnam and Fred, Frank, and Larry again." "Oh, so am I," answered Tom Rover. "But an outing on the Hudson is just the best of a vacation. By the way, I wonder if all of our old friends will be back?" "Most of them will be." "And our enemies?" "Dan Baxter won't come back," answered Dick seriously. "He ran away to Chicago with two hundred dollars belonging to his father, and I guess that's the end of him-so far as Putnam Hall and we are concerned. What a bully he was!" "I feel it in my bones, Dick, that we'll meet Dan Baxter again," came from Sam Rover.
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