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GREAT AMERICAN AUTHORS
BENJAMIN FRANKLIN

birth did. But he read constantly, read everything he could lay his hands on, and determined to make a career for himself.
The beginnings were hard enough. Benjamin's brother owned a printing shop, and the lad became his apprentice. He used to write little essays on the sly and send them to his brother to be printed in the paper. He listened with delight to what his brother said, and his brother's friends, in praise of their unknown contributor. But when the secret came out, the brother was jealous, and treated the boy so cruelly that he ran away to Philadelphia, a long journey in those days. Without money or friends, he began the long climb from poverty to fame.
The story is too long to be told here in detail. Benjamin found a place with a printer and later went to London to get more experience. When he returned to Philadelphia, at the age of twenty, he secured a clerkship, but he was soon back at printing again. His newspaper attracted attention throughout the colonies. He founded a debating society, a public library, the first American magazine, the University of Pennsylvania, a volunteer fire department, and the postal system for the colonies. He experimented with science and invention. He invented the lightning rod and a stove which bears his name.
This was not all. Franklin was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. He went to France, where his fame as a scientist, his reputation as the author of Poor Richard's Almanac, and his wit made him one of the most popular men at the French court. Later, when the colonies, now free, were trying to work out a scheme of government, he had a large part in the framing of the constitution under which we live.
It is an interesting and exciting story, this story of how a poor printer's apprentice in Boston became a great public benefactor, a great scientist, and a great statesman. It is a story that shows how the ideas of thrift and industry that he put into his Almanac enabled him to make his life a record of noble achievement for himself and for his country's safety and fame.

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