Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition

Horatio ALGER, JR. (1832 - 1899)

Helping Himself, or Grant Thornton's Ambition deals with the grit and determination of Grant, a 15 year old farmer's boy whose father is dead and in order to pay his minister father's debts, and to help his mother deal with their abject poverty young Grant postpones his college education to take a job as a Wall Street broker's clerk. The first step is to deal with the avaricious and greedy man who is keeping them from obtaining the meager amount due them and which will at least allow them to eat. Grant's wits, pluck and sheer determination are tested time and time again and each time he rises to the occasion. Read of his struggle to feed his mother and himself and then to rise in the world despite great odds. I can say with great confidence that in the end, he might succeed! (Summary by phil chenevert)

Genre(s): Fictional Biographies & Memoirs, General Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - THE MINISTER'S SON Richard Kilmer
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Play 02 02 - GRANT MAKES TWO BUSINESS CALLS Richard Kilmer
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Play 03 03 - GRANT WALKS TO SOMERSET Richard Kilmer
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Play 04 04 - A TIMELY RESCUE Richard Kilmer
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Play 05 05 - MRS. THORNTON'S PEARLS Richard Kilmer
00:09:43
Play 06 06 - GRANT GETS INTO UNEXPECTED TROUBLE Sharon Kilmer
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Play 07 07 - MRS. SIMPSON COMES TO GRIEF Richard Kilmer
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Play 08 08 - GRANT TAKES A DECISIVE STEP Sharon Kilmer
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Play 09 09 - UNCLE GODFREY PARTS FROM GRANT Richard Kilmer
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Play 10 10 - A DAY IN WALL STREET Sharon Kilmer
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Play 11 11 -GRANT MAKES A FRIEND Richard Kilmer
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Play 12 12 - MRS. ESTABROOK'S PLANS Sharon Kilmer
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Play 13 13 - TWO VIEWS OF TOM CALDER Richard Kilmer
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Play 14 14 - WILLIS FORD'S NEW FRIENDS Sharon Kilmer
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Play 15 15 - AN ARTFUL TRAP Richard Kilmer
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Play 16 16 - GRANT FALLS UNDER SUSPICION Sharon Kilmer
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Play 17 17 - THE TELLTALE KEY Richard Kilmer
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Play 18 18 - GRANT'S ENEMIES TRIUMPH Sharon Kilmer
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Play 19 19 - IMPORTANT EVIDENCE Richard Kilmer
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Play 20 20 - AT THE FIFTH AVENUE HOTEL Sharon Kilmer
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Play 21 21 - THE THIEF IS DISCOVERED Richard Kilmer
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Play 22 22 - WILLIS FORD AT BAY Sharon Kilmer
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Play 23 23 - JUSTICE TRIUMPHS Richard Kilmer
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Play 24 24 - STARTLING NEWS Sharon Kilmer
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Play 25 25 - ANXIOUS INQUIRIES Richard Kilmer
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Play 26 26 - A WESTERN CABIN Sharon Kilmer
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Play 27 27 - THE RIDE TO BARTON'S Richard Kilmer
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Play 28 28 - HERBERT IS PROVIDED WITH A NEW HOME Sharon Kilmer
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Play 29 29 - INTRODUCES MR. BARTON Richard Kilmer
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Play 30 30 - A MODEL HOUSEHOLD Sharon Kilmer
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Play 31 31 - THE HOUSEKEEPER'S CRIME Richard Kilmer
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Play 32 32 - HOPE DEFERRED Sharon Kilmer
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Play 33 32 - THE JOURNEY BEGINS Richard Kilmer
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Play 34 34 - MRS. BARTON'S SURPRISE Sharon Kilmer
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Play 35 35 - HERBERT BREAKS DOWN Richard Kilmer
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Play 36 36 - GRANT RECEIVES A LETTER Sharon Kilmer
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Play 37 37 - WILLIS FORD FINDS THE RUNAWAYS Richard Kilmer
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Play 38 38 - FORD TAKES A BOLD STEP, BUT FAILS Sharon Kilmer
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Play 39 39 - THE HOUSEKEEPER'S RETRIBUTION Richard Kilmer
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Play 40 40 - CONCLUSION Sharon Kilmer
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