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Zorra Boys at Home and Abroad, or, How to Succeed

William Alexander MacKay

By Zorra, in the following sketches, is meant a little district in Oxford county, Ontario, some ten miles square, composed of part of East and part of West Zorra, and containing a population of about fourteen hundred. It was settled about the year 1830, chiefly by Highlanders from Sutherlandshire, Scotland. Within the last forty years there have gone from this district over one hundred young men who have made their mark in the world. With most of these it has been the writer's good fortune to be personally and intimately acquainted; and companionship with some of them has been to him a pleasure and a benefit. It is not intended to include all these in the following sketches; this were impracticable, but it is believed that a brief, unvarnished account of the career of some of them may be an inspiration, not only to the young men of Zorra to-day, but to men everywhere struggling against difficulties, and earnestly engaged in the conflict of life. Such sketches will also be to many a pleasant souvenir of early days, when "Hearts were light as ony feather,Free frae sorrow, care and strife." (summary by W.A. MacKay (1900))

By Zorra, in the following sketches, is meant a little district in Oxford county, Ontario, some ten miles square, composed of part of East and part of West Zorra, and containing a population of about fourteen hundred. It was settled about the year 1830, chiefly by Highlanders from Sutherlandshire, Scotland. Within the last forty years there have gone from this district over one hundred young men who have made their mark in the world. With most of these it has been the writer's good fortune to be personally and intimately acquainted; and companionship with some of them has been to him a pleasure and a benefit. It is not intended to include all these in the following sketches; this were impracticable, but it is believed that a brief, unvarnished account of the career of some of them may be an inspiration, not only to the young men of Zorra to-day, but to men everywhere struggling against difficulties, and earnestly engaged in the conflict of life. Such sketches will also be to many a pleasant souvenir of early days, when "Hearts were light as ony feather,Free frae sorrow, care and strife." (summary by W.A. MacKay (1900))
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

By Zorra, in the following sketches, is meant a little district in Oxford county, Ontario, some ten miles square, composed of part of East and part of West Zorra, and containing a population of about fourteen hundred. It was settled about the year 1830, chiefly by Highlanders from Sutherlandshire, Scotland. Within the last forty years there have gone from this district over one hundred young men who have made their mark in the world. With most of these it has been the writer's good fortune to be personally and intimately acquainted; and companionship with some of them has been to him a pleasure and a benefit. It is not intended to include all these in the following sketches; this were impracticable, but it is believed that a brief, unvarnished account of the career of some of them may be an inspiration, not only to the young men of Zorra to-day, but to men everywhere struggling against difficulties, and earnestly engaged in the conflict of life. Such sketches will also be to many a pleasant souvenir of early days, when "Hearts were light as ony feather,Free frae sorrow, care and strife." (summary by W.A. MacKay (1900))

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

4h 22m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

10:56


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

09:26


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

21:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

16:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:34


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:43


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:28


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:34


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

14:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:42


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:07


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

15:19


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:52


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:20


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:29


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

07:13


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

10:24


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

08:22


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

10:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

04:42


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:02


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

10:02


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

03:49