Download PDF by Helen Boyd Higgins: Alexander Hamilton: Young Statesman

By Helen Boyd Higgins

ISBN-10: 1882859618

ISBN-13: 9781882859610

ISBN-10: 1882859634

ISBN-13: 9781882859634

The grownup accomplishments of this Founding Father, architect of the structure and primary Secretary of the Treasury, are mythical, and in this most modern supplying, childrens meet the younger ''Alec'' becoming up within the Caribbean as he goals of vacationing the land referred to as the US. observed by means of his parrot, Hurry-Up, and his better half, Poleon, Alec's tranquil days are jam-packed with the books he loves and visits to the waterfront to greet the huge ships arriving from Europe—until his uncle insists that Alec healthy driving classes into his agenda. young ones will establish with Alec's fight to beat his fear of horses and cheer at his braveness as he narrowly escapes a violent typhoon whereas on horseback, all whereas retaining his eye at the prize—school in the United States. Featured sections and enjoyable evidence clarify what occurred subsequent and when Alexander Hamilton lived, supplying younger readers with a image of the leader's complete life.

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Mr. Knox,” called one of the sailors, “they are wanting you back at the store. ” “Aye,” shouted Mr. Knox. ” The big man pushed forward. Alec’s eyes danced. He had to run to keep up with his new friend. They hurried through the door of the warehouse. A crowd of men stood back as they came into the room. “Here comes Preacher Knox. Let him by,” shouted a loud voice. “Come this way, sir. ” The minister stepped into the center of the circle of men. Two of them stood face to face, frowning. Alec recognized the larger of the two as the man with ear30 T HE CH A SE rings whom he had seen on the Queen Bess.

Knox. “I’ll show you how much I can read right now,” Alec said. “Not now, dear,” said his mother. ” Alec frowned but he started at once across the terrace. His legs hurt. His back hurt. His head ached. “I’ll be right down,” he called back. But when his mother sent Becca, the cook, up to see why he didn’t come, she said that Alec was asleep on his bed. It was late that night when Alec’s mother woke him and helped him undress. She rubbed his back with some liniment. “What time is it? Is Mr. ” Alec asked sleepily.

As the horses passed, the monkeys threw bits of bark and small branches at them. One piece hit Christy’s nose. Christy reared and plunged. He dragged the loose reins from Alec’s hands and bolted across the cane stubble. Alec had forgotten to keep the steady hold old Poleon had taught him. His mind had been far away thinking. His left foot began to slip from the stirrup. He leaned far to the side and grabbed Christy about the neck. Old Poleon’s big horse pounding along behind frightened Christy even more.

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