On His Own Author:Horatio Alger, Jr. Rodney Ropes is a wealthy boarding school student, a favorite with classmates and teachers. One day a letter arrives from Rodney's guardian, stating that his fortune has been lost with barely enough left to pay his school bill. Rodney is forced to leave the school and begin life on his own. He heads to the city where thousands of other boys w... more »ork. There he learns the value or honest hard work and strong character. His quest for prosperity takes him all the way from the streets of New York to the gold mines of the West.
Will Rodney ever be successful? Will he recover his box of jewels that was taken from the train? Who has framed him for stealing from his employer? What will happen when he is kidnapped by outlaws in the hills of Montana? Will he ever again see his friend Mike and perhaps even finish his education?« less