Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Horatio Alger quote of the week

As Mother Watson will not reappear in this story, it may be said that only a fortnight later she was arrested for an assault upon her sister, the proprietor of the apple-stand, from whom she had endeavored in vain to extort a loan, and was sentenced to the Island for a period of three months, during which she ceased to grace metropolitan society.

--from Mark, The Matchboy, which is coupled with Alger's earlier Ragged Dick in this edition.

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