Along the Friendly Way; Reminiscences and Impressions

Along the Friendly Way; Reminiscences and Impressions

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...O what a precious comfort 'tis to have so many like brothers, commanding one another's fortunes!" Two of my young friends were comrades in school. One aimed at business life; the other chose a professional career that necessitated a university course. Their boyish love for each other never flagged. An unformulated compact of mutual devotion held them when their paths diverged. The business lad shared his meagre earnings to pay the advanced school and college bills of his yoke-fellow. The other returned as unstintedly his encouragement and his after professional counsel. Knowing, as I do, the secret between them, it is a happy sight that of these two now silvered heads, the one a university president, the other the president of a flourishing corporation, hobnobbing by the fireside. A prominent merchant of considerable wealth one day asked me to select from my acquaintances a young man of good head and proved character who needed financial aid, proposing to set him up in business. "I do this," said my friend, " in grateful remembrance of old Mr.," mentioning the name of a magnate of the street in the generation just past. "I was a poor boy clerking in a small grocery store. Mr., who lived near by, was in the habit of giving me a kindly word when passing. One day he lectured me rather severely for standing so much of the time on the store stoop with my hands in my pockets. When I told him there was little to do inside, he told me to use my brains and make business outside. I explained that I was not the proprietor of the shop and could do nothing. 'Then start for yourself, ' said he. He forced upon me the loan of enough to buy several wagon-loads of potatoes that the farmers were bringing daily into town. 'These...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236877454
  • 9781236877451