|Title:||Ben, the Luggage Boy, or, Among the Wharves|
|Author:||Alger, Horatio Jr.|
|Publisher:||The John Winston Co.|
|Tags:||adventure, fiction, inspirational|
|Description:||Ben runs away from home and lives on the streets of New York City for years. He learns how to survive and finds work as a newsboy and as a baggage smasher, and works to make enough money to put away into the bank.
In presenting "Ben, the Luggage Boy," to the public, as the fifth of the Ragged Dick Series, the author desires to say that it is in all essential points a true history; the particulars of the story having been communicated to him, by Ben himself, nearly two years since. In particular, the circumstances attending the boy's running away from home, and adopting the life of a street boy, are in strict accordance with Ben's own statement. [Suggest a different description.]
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