"Tlrere've been a great many boys begin as low down as you. Dick, that have grown up respectable and honored. But they had to work pretty hard for it."
"I'm willin' to work hard." said Dick.
"And you must not only work hard, but work in the right way."
"What's the right way?"
"You began in the right way when you determined never to steal, or do anything mean or dishonorable, however strongly tempted to do so. That will make people have confidence in you when they come to know you. But, in...