The Boy Broker - Or, Among the Kings of Wall Street

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Boy Broker, by Frank A. MunseyThis eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. You may copy it,give it away or re-use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this eBook or online atwww.gutenberg.orgTitle: The Boy Broker Among the Kings of Wall StreetAuthor: Frank A. MunseyRelease Date: May 20, 2009 [EBook #28887]Language: English*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG EBOOK THE BOY BROKER ***Produced by David Edwards, Anne Storer and the Online Distributed Proofreading Team at http://www.pgdp.net (Thisfile was produced from scans of public domain material produced by Microsoft for their Live Search Books site.) Transcriber's Notes: 1) Table of Contents added. 2) A 'TN' is noted within the text where Mortimer was incorrectly referred to as Randolph.* * * * *[Illustration]THE BOY BROKERor Among the Kings of Wall StreetBy FRANK A MUNSEYIllustrated[Illustration: HERBERT RANDOLPH EMERGES FROM THE CELLAR IN WHICH HE HASBEEN KEPT A PRISONER.]THE BOY BROKER;OR,AMONG THE KINGS OF WALL STREET.BYFRANK A. MUNSEY. NEW YORK: FRANK A. MUNSEY & CO., PUBLISHERS, 81 WARREN STREET. 1888.COPYRIGHT, 1888, BY FRANK A. MUNSEY.[All rights reserved.] PRESS OF FERRIS BROTHERS. 420 Pearl Street, N. Y.TO MY DEAR FATHER, WHOSE RIGID NEW ENGLAND DISCIPLINE SEEMEDTO ME AS A BOY SEVERE AND UNNECESSARY, THIS VOLUME ISAFFECTIONATELY DEDICATED ...

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The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Boy Broker,
by Frank A. Munsey
This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at
no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever.
You may copy it, give it away or re-use it under the
terms of the Project Gutenberg License included
with this eBook or online at www.gutenberg.org
Title: The Boy Broker Among the Kings of Wall
Street
Author: Frank A. Munsey
Release Date: May 20, 2009 [EBook #28887]
Language: English
*** START OF THIS PROJECT GUTENBERG
EBOOK THE BOY BROKER ***
Produced by David Edwards, Anne Storer and the
Online Distributed Proofreading Team at
http://www.pgdp.net (This file was produced from
scans of public domain material produced by
Microsoft for their Live Search Books site.) Transcriber's Notes:
1) Table of Contents added.
2) A 'TN' is noted within the text where Mortimer
was
incorrectly referred to as Randolph.
* * * * *
[Illustration]
THE BOY BROKER
or
Among the Kings of
Wall Street
By FRANK A MUNSEY
Illustrated
[Illustration: HERBERT RANDOLPH EMERGES
FROM THE CELLAR IN WHICH HE HAS
BEEN KEPT A PRISONER.]THE BOY BROKER;
OR,
AMONG THE KINGS OF WALL STREET.
BY
FRANK A. MUNSEY.
NEW YORK:
FRANK A. MUNSEY & CO., PUBLISHERS, 81
WARREN STREET.
1888.COPYRIGHT, 1888, BY FRANK
A. MUNSEY.
[All rights reserved.]
PRESS OF FERRIS BROTHERS.
420 Pearl Street, N. Y.TO MY DEAR FATHER, WHOSE
RIGID NEW ENGLAND
DISCIPLINE SEEMED TO ME AS
A BOY SEVERE AND
UNNECESSARY, THIS VOLUME
IS AFFECTIONATELY
DEDICATED WITH THE
GRATEFUL
ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT HE
WAS RIGHT AND THAT I WAS
WRONG. FOR THIS TRAINING
AND FOR ALL ELSE I OWE HIM
I CAN PAY THE DEBT BEST BY
LIVING THE LIFE THAT WILL
PLEASE HIM MOST.PREFACE.
The best story for boys is the one that will help
them most and give them the greatest pleasure—
the story that will make them more manly, more
self reliant, more generous, more noble and
sweeter in disposition. Such a story I have aimed
to make THE BOY BROKER. The moral or lesson
it contains could be put into a very short lecture,
but as a lecture I am confident that it would prove
valueless. Boys are benefited little by advice. They
seldom listen to it and less frequently make any
practical application of it. Imitative by nature, they
are easily influenced by those with whom they
associate, and no associate, in my opinion, has so
strong a grasp upon them as the hero of some
much prized book. He becomes a real being to
their young, healthy imagination—their ideal of
manliness, bravery, generosity, and nobility. He
enters into their lives, their sports, their
adventures, their kind acts, a companion, a model
so much idealized and admired that unconsciously
they grow to be like him in so far as their
surroundings will permit. In a good story plot and
action are but the setting to the gem—the means
of conveying a lesson in disguise in such a way
that the reader will not suspect he is being taught.
Let it once occur to him that he is reading a lecture
and the book will at once be quietly but most
effectually packed away. Many authors, it seems to
me, fail in their purpose by devoting too much timeto the gem and too little to the setting. Others go
too far the other way and write stories that give
young readers a wrong idea of life—stories whose
heroes do improbable and unnatural acts. While
my purpose has been to make THE BOY BROKER
interesting I have aimed to give a true idea of life in
a great city. So much nonsense of a misleading
character has been written about benevolent old
gentlemen who help poor boys from the country
that I have sought to turn the light of fact on the
subject and picture a little real life—about such life
as a boy may expect to find if he comes to New
York friendless and alone. He might find it much
worse; he could not wisely hope to find it better.
FRANK A.
MUNSEY.
NEW YORK, September, 1888.CONTENTS
PAGE
I An Introduction to the Great City 11
II An Effort to Obtain Employment 20
III An Evening with Bob Hunter 26
IV At Mr. Goldwin's Office 34
V The Contest Between Herbert and Felix 41
VI A Ray of Sunshine 50
VII Bob Hunter Thoroughly Aroused 57
VIII Felix Mortimer at the Bank 65
IX Bob Assumes a Disguise 75
X Something About Herbert Randolph 83
XI Imprisoned at the Fence 87
XII Bob's Brilliant Move 94
XIII A Terrible Fear 102
XIV Bob Outwits the Old Fence 108
XV Bob and Herbert Meet 113
XVI The Old Fence in a Trap 120
XVII Bob Goes for an Officer 126
XVIII Tom Flannery is Hungry 133
XIX The Rivals at the Bank 138
XX Felix Mortimer Discomfited 142
XXI Two Young Capitalists 154
XXII The Great Banquet 161
XXIII Bob Hunter's Ambition 178
XXIV A Visit to the Banker's House 182
XXV Tom Flannery's Sickness 191
XXVI A Crash in Wall Street 196
XXVII Dark Days 201
XXVIII In Business for Himself 210 XXIX Tom Flannery's Funeral 218
XXX In a New Home 224
XXXI The Boy Broker 228
XXXII The Conspirators' Fate 233
XXXIII A Glimpse at the Future 236