The Cash Boy
Horatio Alger, Jr.
``The Cash Boy,'' by Horatio Alger, Jr., as the name
implies, is a story about a boy and for boys.
Through some conspiracy, the hero of the story
when a baby, was taken from his relatives and
given into the care of a kind woman.
Not knowing his name, she gave him her husband's
name, Frank Fowler. She had one little
daughter, Grace, and showing no partiality in the
treatment of her children, Frank never suspected
that she was not his sister. However, at the death
of Mrs. Fowler, all this was related to Frank.
The children were left alone in the world. It
seemed as though they would have to go to the
poorhouse but Frank could not become reconciled to that.