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Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition

Horatio Alger, Jr.

Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition deals with the grit and determination of Grant, a 15 year old farmer's boy whose father is dead and in order to pay his minister father's debts, and to help his mother deal with their abject poverty young Grant postpones his college education to take a job as a Wall Street broker's clerk. The first step is to deal with the avaricious and greedy man who is keeping them from obtaining the meager amount due them and which will at least allow them to eat. Grant's wits, pluck and sheer determination are tested time and time again and each time he rises to the occasion. Read of his struggle to feed his mother and himself and then to rise in the world despite great odds. I can say with great confidence that in the end, he might succeed! (Summary by phil chenevert)

Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition deals with the grit and determination of Grant, a 15 year old farmer's boy whose father is dead and in order to pay his minister father's debts, and to help his mother deal with their abject poverty young Grant postpones his college education to take a job as a Wall Street broker's clerk. The first step is to deal with the avaricious and greedy man who is keeping them from obtaining the meager amount due them and which will at least allow them to eat. Grant's wits, pluck and sheer determination are tested time and time again and each time he rises to the occasion. Read of his struggle to feed his mother and himself and then to rise in the world despite great odds. I can say with great confidence that in the end, he might succeed! (Summary by phil chenevert)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition deals with the grit and determination of Grant, a 15 year old farmer's boy whose father is dead and in order to pay his minister father's debts, and to help his mother deal with their abject poverty young Grant postpones his college education to take a job as a Wall Street broker's clerk. The first step is to deal with the avaricious and greedy man who is keeping them from obtaining the meager amount due them and which will at least allow them to eat. Grant's wits, pluck and sheer determination are tested time and time again and each time he rises to the occasion. Read of his struggle to feed his mother and himself and then to rise in the world despite great odds. I can say with great confidence that in the end, he might succeed! (Summary by phil chenevert)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

5h 35m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

08:06


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:18


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:55


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:44


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

09:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:37


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

08:43


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

09:05


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

08:30


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

09:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:24


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:17


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

08:26


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

09:33


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

09:05


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:34


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

09:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:19


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

08:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

08:37


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:30


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:06


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:05


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

09:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

04:57


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:12


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

09:37


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:44


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:53