Nobody's Boy

Hector MALOT (1830 - 1907), translated by Florence CREWE-JONES (1880 - )

One day, French mason Jerome Barberin finds an abandoned baby boy. As the boy is wearing fine clothes, Barberin hopes that he is the son of rich parents who will reclaim him soon and offer a reward to Barberin for taking care of him. He therefore brings the boy home to his wife, and gives him the name Remi.

'However, no rich parents ever turn up to reclaim Remi. Instead, the family falls on hard times and Barberin wants to get rid of the boy. When Remi is eight years old, Barberin sees his chance in the travelling artist Signor Vitalis, who is travelling through France with his three dogs and a monkey. Vitalis offers to take care of Remi, and they travel on together. While Vitalis is a kind master and teaches Remi lots of useful skills, the two also suffer poverty, and Remi still lacks knowledge of his true heritage. Summary by Carolin, with help from Wikipedia.

Genre(s): Action & Adventure Fiction

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 My Village Home Elli
00:11:58
Play 02 My Adopted Father Elli
00:12:50
Play 03 Signor Vitalis' Company Elli
00:17:12
Play 04 The Maternal House Elli
00:10:45
Play 05 En Route Elli
00:07:33
Play 06 My D├ębut Elli
00:14:36
Play 07 Child and Animal Learning Elli
00:07:03
Play 08 One Who Had Known a King Elli
00:09:35
Play 09 Arrested Elli
00:14:28
Play 10 Homeless Elli
00:30:23
Play 11 Another Boy's Mother Elli
00:12:37
Play 12 The Master's Consent Elli
00:09:34
Play 13 Weary Dreary Days LT
00:26:07
Play 14 The Death of Pretty-Heart Siobhan McAlpin
00:23:15
Play 15 Faithful Friends Loraine Flegal
00:09:26
Play 16 The Padrone Loraine Flegal
00:25:36
Play 17 Poor Vitalis Mayah
00:18:03
Play 18 New Friends Shasta
00:21:41
Play 19 Disaster Shasta
00:33:03
Play 20 Mattia Shasta
00:37:09
Play 21 Meeting Old Friends Shasta
00:16:16
Play 22 Imprisoned In a Mine Foon
00:30:24
Play 23 Once More upon the Way Shasta
00:15:30
Play 24 Friendship that Is True Campbell Schelp
00:33:27
Play 25 Mother, Brothers and Sisters Bhavya
00:15:08
Play 26 Bitter Disappointment Foon
00:13:34
Play 27 A Distressing Discovery Campbell Schelp
00:24:11
Play 28 A Mysterious Stranger Loraine Flegal
00:07:22
Play 29 In Prison Bhavya
00:14:11
Play 30 Escape Kathleen Moore
00:10:54
Play 31 Hunting for the Swan Kathleen Moore
00:08:32
Play 32 Finding A Real Mother Kathleen Moore
00:13:05
Play 33 The Dream Come True Kathleen Moore
00:07:28