The Young Musician ; Or, Fighting His Way eBook

This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 150 pages of information about The Young Musician ; Or, Fighting His Way.

I. A Candidate for the Poorhouse

II.  Philip at Home

III.  Nick Holden’s Call

IV.  The Auction

V. An Alliance Against Philip

VI.  “A Fuss About a Fiddle”

VII.  Mr. Joe Tucker

VIII.  In the Enemy’s Hands

IX.  The Poorhouse

X. Bad Tidings

XI.  Philip’s New Room

XII.  A Pauper’s Meal

XIII.  A Friendly Mission

XIV.  Philip Makes His Escape

XV.  Escape and Flight

XVI.  A Night Adventure

XVII.  A Reformed Burglar

XVIII.  A Professional Engagement

XIX.  New Acquaintances

XX.  A Lively Evening

XXI.  Fortune Smiles Again

XXII.  Rival Musicians

XXIII.  An Hour of Triumph

XXIV.  Lorenzo Riccabocca

XXV.  A Change of Name

XXVI.  A Promising Plan

XXVII.  Unexpected Honors

XXVIII.  A Triumphant Success

XXIX.  Beset by Creditors

XXX.  A Timely Gift

XXXI.  The Professor’s Flight

XXXII.  The Race Across Fields

XXXIII.  The Lost Wallet

XXXIV.  A New Business Proposal

XXXV.  Squire Pope Is Amazed

XXXVI.  The Pretended Guardian

XXXVII.  His Own Master

XXXVIII.  An Offer Declined

XXXIX.  An Ambitious Wayfarer

XL.  The Indian Hunter

XXI.  An Adventure in the Woods

XLII.  An Indian at Last

XLIII.  A Welcome Letter

XLIV.  A Fresh Start

CHAPTER I.

A candidate for the poorhouse.

“As for the boy,” said Squire Pope, with his usual autocratic air, “I shall place him in the poorhouse.”

“But, Benjamin,” said gentle Mrs. Pope, who had a kindly and sympathetic heart, “isn’t that a little hard?”

“Hard, Almira?” said the squire, arching his eyebrows.  “I fail to comprehend your meaning.”

“You know Philip has been tenderly reared, and has always had a comfortable home—­”

“He will have a comfortable home now, Mrs. Pope.  Probably you are not aware that it cost the town two thousand dollars last year to maintain the almshouse.  I can show you the item in the town report.”

“I don’t doubt it at all, husband,” said Mrs. Pope gently.  “Of course you know all about it, being a public man.”

Squire Pope smiled complacently.  It pleased him to be spoken of as a public man.

“Ahem!  Well, yes, I believe I have no inconsiderable influence in town affairs,” he responded.  “I am on the board of selectmen, and am chairman of the overseers of the poor, and in that capacity I shall convey Philip Gray to the comfortable and well-ordered institution which the town has set apart for the relief of paupers.”

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