Saturday, May 5, 2018

The Five Hundred Dollar Check by Horatio Alger

The Five Hundred Dollar Check - Jacob Marlowe's Secret

The Five Hundred Dollar Check written in the typical Alger style. Herbert - a poor boy who sets out. He the help of his great uncle, to clear his father's name of a crime he did not commit.

Horatio Alger, Jr. wrote more than a hundred books on the same theme: that honesty, cheerfulness, virtue, thrift. The hard work would rewarded with success. His plots and dialogue sometimes lacked creativity. He can be credited with helping to create an uniquely American philosophy of Strive and Succeed. Titles such as Sink or Swim, Shifting for Himself, and The Five Hundred Dollar Check convinced generations that they could triumph over their circumstances and become an Alger Hero.

Imagine an old uncle of yours named Jacob Marlowe shows up on your doorstep in old tatty clothes wanting to stay with you for a few days. How would you receive him? You will required to read this great story. You find out how Jacob Marlowes' releatives reacted to just this situation.

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