Andy Grant's Pluck by Horatio Alger
Young Andy meets much adversity in his quest for success.
ILLUSTRATED - . Andy Grant, a young student, is forced to leave Penhurst Academy abruptly when his father, a farmer, has $6,000 stolen by a bank employee. As a result, the father must mortgage the small farm for $3,000. Squire Carter, a local tightwad and hard-hearted man of wealth, holds the mortgage, but insists on a clause in the contract which would allow him to foreclose at the end of two years.
Andy, not cut out for farming, is fortunate to meet Mr. Gale, a rich, young New Yorker, who is boarding at a local hotel, and hires Andy to be his tutor at nine dollars a week. This does not last, however, and Andy must keep finding new jobs until he can afford to pay off his father’s mortgage. Unfortunately, there are many people who try to get in his way.