Poor Paddy

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Full Title: Poor Paddy, or, The Adventures of a Wild Irish Boy

Author: Fred Thorpe

Published: New York, 1899

Description: This novel tells the story of a young Irish emigrant named Paddy who arrives in America only to be greeted with slurs and conmen. A young man named Ralph, however, takes him in and offers him work, creating an undying loyalty in the boy. When Ralph finds himself on the receiving end of a murder plot, Paddy's honor and courage are put to the test.

Poor Paddy was part of a "half-dime" series, meaning it was sold at the reduced price of five cents to an audience of boys between the ages of eight and sixteen.