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Alexander Hamilton: Young Statesman by Helen Boyd Higgins

By Helen Boyd Higgins

The grownup accomplishments of this Founding Father, architect of the structure and primary Secretary of the Treasury, are mythical, and in this newest providing, teenagers meet the younger ''Alec'' becoming up within the Caribbean as he desires of vacationing the land known as the US. observed by means of his parrot, Hurry-Up, and his spouse, 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. youngsters will determine with Alec's fight to beat his fear of horses and cheer at his braveness as he narrowly escapes a violent storm whereas on horseback, all whereas conserving his eye at the prize—school in the US. Featured sections and enjoyable proof clarify what occurred subsequent and when Alexander Hamilton lived, offering younger readers with a image of the leader's whole life.

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You could never do that with the little education you have now. I want you to work for your education and I want you to conquer your fear. ” Alec did not answer. 41 A L E X A N DE R H A M I LT ON “When you have learned to ride a horse,” his uncle went on, “I will let you go to Mr. Knox’s school in Christiansted and. . ” “To school? To a real school? To learn everything that there is to learn so that I can go to college? ” shouted Alec as he threw his arms around his uncle’s neck. “There! ” said his uncle.

Be fair with the boys, Alec. They have been together a long time. They may tease you,” his mother warned. “Watch your—” “Temper. I will. ” “I will. I really will, Mother,” Alec called as he ran down the steps and out to the drive. Christy was ready and they were soon galloping down the road. When they came to the main highway, Alec pulled the little horse down to a walk. “Suppose those other boys do know a great deal more than I do. Suppose they can beat me in everything. ” he asked the horse.

Oh, I know just the name for him. I’ll call him Christopher Columbus. ” Uncle Peter smiled and looked surprised. “Don’t you see, Uncle Peter? If I call him that, then he and I would both like to discover places and things. And I could never be afraid again if I had Christopher Columbus as a friend,” said Alec. “Afraid? ” said a new voice. Alec’s mother and Mr. Knox were coming toward them. “I was afraid of a horse, Mr. Knox,” said Alec. ” Then Alec ran to his mother’s side. ” he shouted. “I’m going to ride the cane for Uncle Peter.

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