Do and Dare Author:Horatio Alger, Jr. I'm guessing the age... might be older (1900?) but it's not the 1910 cover I've seen. Perhaps from the 40's but I'm leaning toward the beginning of last century. Frankly, I'm not sure and no dates anywhere. — What I am positive of though is that the book is an EXCELLENT story. A young boy who works to help support his widowed mother is hired as a... more » companion to an older fellow (hero is 16, the older gent is 26) and it's a Horatio Alger story "rags to riches"
THere are good life lessons and it's a genuinely lovely story with heroics and kindess, menacing bad guys. It's a chapter book (17 chapters) and I'm hoping someone will love it as much as I have enjoyed it. It's too good to sit here longer.