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Dick Hamilton's Steam Yacht

Howard Roger Garis

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Book Excerpt: 
. . .Dankville to-morrow, but, before I go, I consider it my duty to make one last appeal to you not to let Richard go off on this yachting cruise."

"Why not?"

"Because it will squander a lot of money that he ought to save up against the time of need."

"Oh, Dick has plenty, and so have I."

"That may be, but it's the wrong sort of training for a young man. Richard ought to be taught the habits of thrift and frugality."

"His mother and I think he ought to be trained to fulfill his station in life, which is that of a millionaire. Did you ever stop to think, Ezra, that a millionaire may do good by spending his money freely, not foolishly."

"No, I don't know as I ever did."

"Well, he can. Think of how many persons he keeps employed, and how he helps to give them a chance to earn their living."

"Well, Mortimer, you and I never will think alike on that subject. But will you do as I ask—not let Richard wa. . . Read More

Community Reviews

A good yarn (a word oft used in this story). The author did a fantastic job of making you want to read the next chapter at the end of the current one. Take note writers of modern fiction - that is how it's done! The story seems strange in parts where the author attempts repeatedly to excuse the v...more