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From Boyhood to Manhood
by Thayer, William M.


I. From Old England to New England.
II. The Fifteenth Gift.
III. Paying too Dear for the Whistle.
IV. In School.
V. Out of School.
VI. From School to Candle-Shop.
VII. Choosing a Trade and Stealing Sport.
VIII. Becoming Printer-Boy.
IX. Table-Talk Education.
X. Leader of Sports and Thought.
XI. Starting a Newspaper
XII. The Ruse, and What Came of It
XIII. Books of His Boyhood
XIV. Learning the Art of Composition
XV. The "Courant" in Trouble
XVI. The Boy Editor
XVII. The Young Skeptic
XVIII. How He Quit Boston.
XIX. Trials of a Runaway.
XX. The Walking Comedy.
XXI. Getting On.
XXII. Going up Higher.
XXIII. The Surprise, and its Results.
XXIV. His Return, and What Came of It.
XXV. Working, Reading, and Courting.
XXVI. A Bogus Scheme.
XXVII. "Our Water-Drinker."
XXVIII. At Home Again.
XXIX. Ups and Downs of Life.
XXX. The Leathern-Apron Club.
XXXI. Brighter Days.
XXXII. No Longer a Skeptic.
XXXIII. Poor Richard's Almanac.
XXXIV. More Honors and More Work.
XXXV. Philosopher and Statesman.

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