It is rather amusing to see how soon the cheapest clerk talks of "us," quietly identifying himself with the firm that employs him. Not that I object to it. Often it implies a personal interest in the success and prosperity of the firm, which makes a clerk more valuable. This was not, however, the case with G. Washington Wilbur, the young man who was now conversing with PhiIt is rather amusing to see how soon the cheapest clerk talks of "us," quietly identifying himself with the firm that employs him. Not that I object to it. Often it implies a personal interest in the success and prosperity of the firm, which makes a clerk more valuable. This was not, however, the case with G. Washington Wilbur, the young man who was now conversing with Phil, as will presently appear....
|Title||:||The Errand Boy|
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|Number of Pages||:||199 Pages|
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The Errand Boy Reviews
Most of what I said in my review of Joe the Hotel Boy also applies here. In this case, Philip lives with his stepmother and presumed half-brother. In a non-stunning twist, it turns out that Philip was left at his presumed father's inn years ago, and the man he has thought was his father all his life wasn't. Philip doesn't care to be beholden to his father figure's second wife, who has always disliked him, so he strikes out on his own. Meanwhile, Philip's...well, she's not his stepmother, but it's easier to call her that...discovers that Philip's father is still living and is fabulously wealthy and decides to have her own son impersonate Philip so that they, too, can be wealthy.Philip, naturally, finds success in New York by helping a wealthy old man (hilariously, the first wealthy old man Philip encounters, who gives Philip his card and tells him to call on him, is never seen again. I guess Alger just forgot about him), whose greedy relatives don't care for Philip's encroachment. Philip's landlady turns out to also be related to Wealthy Old Man #2, and between the two of them, they manage to expose the greedy relatives for what they are and win WOM#2's affection.Meanwhile, Philip's stepmother's imposture is beginning to wear thin. Through a series of lampshaded coincidences, Philip learns that his father figure actually left him part of his estate, and that his stepmother has kept the money to herself. He also learns that his stepmother and stepbrother have traveled to Chicago, so he and WOM#2 head over there. They all happen to go to the same theater one evening, and Philip's father, who already had his suspicions, quickly figures out that Philip is his own son.Everyone lives happily ever after, and Philip is totes going to marry WOM#2's great-niece.
Feel good read
I found this book at http://www.gutenberg.org and I must say that Horatio Alger Jr. really knew how to tell tales. This book tells us the story of How Phil Brent won success. How he went about it, I leave to Horatio Alger Jr.
Typical boy against the world story... I enjoyed it thoroughly in the context in which it was written.
This book was really great!!! It was like a mystery