Rich and Humble; The Mission of Bertha Grant

Oliver Optic (1822 - 1897)

This is the first story in the Woodville collection of tales about the interesting people in Woodville. As the characters grow, they learn many lessons. This is the story of Bertha Grant and her brother, Richard Grant. One of these siblings is good and wise living their life for a higher purpose. The other has to overcome many trials to learn what is truly important in life. The second story in the series is entitled In School and Out; The Conquest of Richard Grant. Summary by Scarlett Martin

Woodville Series:
Rich and Humble; or, The Mission of Bertha Grant
In School and Out; or, The Conquest of Richard Grant
Watch and Wait; or, The Young Fugitives
Work and Win; or, Noddy Newman on a Cruise
Hope and Have; or, Fanny Grant Among the Indians
Haste and Waste; or, The Young Pilot of Lake Champlain

Genre(s): Religion

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface & Chapter I In which Bertha Grant becomes a Missionary to the Heathen. Scarlett Martin
Play 02 Chapter II In which Bertha finds herself short of Funds. Scarlett Martin
Play 03 Chapter III In which Bertha makes a Visit to the Glen. Scarlett Martin
Play 04 Chapter IV In which Bertha does Something towards Civilizing Noddy Newman. Scarlett Martin
Play 05 Chapter V In which Bertha hears Good News and Bad News. Scarlett Martin
Play 06 Chapter VI In which Bertha reasons with her Brother, and the Greyhound floats again. Scarlett Martin
Play 07 Chapter VII In which Bertha reads the Newspaper, and faints away. Scarlett Martin
Play 08 Chapter VIII In which Bertha meets the new Owner of Woodville. Scarlett Martin
Play 09 Chapter IX In which Bertha leaves Woodville, and Richard is as proud as ever. Scarlett Martin
Play 10 Chapter X In which Bertha visits the Widow Lamb, and makes Arrangements for the Future. Scarlett Martin
Play 11 Chapter XI In which Bertha starts for New York, and makes the Acquaintance of Master Charley Byron. Scarlett Martin
Play 12 Chapter XII In which Bertha becomes a Governess and resides at Blue Hill. Scarlett Martin
Play 13 Chapter XIII In which Bertha loses her Situation, after Master Charley has made a Sensation. Scarlett Martin
Play 14 Chapter XIV In which Bertha visits her Father's Office, and answers an Advertisement in the Herald. Scarlett Martin
Play 15 Chapter XV In which Bertha finds a new Home, and is mystified by Strange Things. Scarlett Martin
Play 16 Chapter XVI In which Bertha listens to the Story of a Family Quarrel. Scarlett Martin
Play 17 Chapter XVII In which Bertha hears Good News, and is sorely persecuted. Scarlett Martin
Play 18 Chapter XVIII In which Bertha proves her Innocence, and meets Richard in the Station House. Scarlett Martin
Play 19 Chapter XIX In which Bertha finds Uncle Obed, and returns to Woodville. Scarlett Martin
Play 20 Chapter XX In which Bertha visits the Glen again, and the Story ends. Scarlett Martin