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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 most up-to-date delivering, youngsters meet the younger ''Alec'' turning out to be up within the Caribbean as he goals of traveling the land referred to as the USA. followed via 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. kids will determine 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 US. Featured sections and enjoyable proof clarify what occurred subsequent and when Alexander Hamilton lived, offering younger readers with a picture of the leader's whole life.

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It is mine. I—” “I’ll take that package, Mr. Knox,” Uncle Peter said sternly. “I’ll take it. ” “But I didn’t mean—” Mr. Knox handed the parcel to Uncle Peter. Alec’s eyes flashed. He clenched his hands. “That isn’t fair! It is my book. I worked for it. ” he said. ” Alec swallowed hard. ” Uncle Peter put the small package behind the seat. Then he closed his eyes. Alec started to argue, but Mr. Knox shook his head. Alec stuck his hands into his pockets and kept silent. It seemed a long time until the carriage came to the home plantation.

Shouted Alec as he threw his arms around his uncle’s neck. “There! ” said his uncle. “Give me a breath. You may ride the cane for me in the mornings. I will pay you for that. Then in the afternoons you may go to school. ” “Will I do it? ” Alec pounded on the table because he was so excited. ” Uncle Peter smiled. He put his arm about his nephew’s shoulders. “I believe you would, Alec,” he said. ” “And do you think that you can keep that temper of yours, my boy? That is your worst fault, you know,” Uncle Peter asked.

It’s splendid, Alec dear. We ought to celebrate. ” shouted Alec. “A picnic on the shore— oh, that would be fine. ” His mother nodded. Alec began to sing as he ran up the stairs to change his clothes: “A picnic, a picnic— Supper by the sea. ” 56 Chapter 8 School At Last T he picnic was a great success. Alec and his mother laughed and swam and ate Becca’s good supper. When they reached home, they both felt happy. Alec’s mother was tired, but he was still excited thinking about tomorrow. The next morning, when Alec started off across the plantation, it was still dark.

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