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Goodrich, Samuel G. (Samuel Griswold), 1793-1860
Wit Bought; or, the life and adventures of Robert Merry / by Peter Parley
Alternate Title Life and adventures of Robert Merry
New York : Sheldon, Blakeman, & Co., No. 115 Nassau Street, c1844
Location Call Number Status
 Juvenile Historic/1st Flr/ Check out to UM-D students, faculty & staff  jPN.Good7W5 1856    AVAILABLE
May G. Quigley Collection Bookplate
Subject(s) Children and death -- Juvenile fiction
Christian life -- Juvenile fiction
Indians of North America -- Juvenile fiction
Orphans -- Juvenile fiction
Uncles -- Juvenile fiction
Subject United States -- Description and travel -- Juvenile fiction
Subject(s) Voyages, Imaginary -- Juvenile fiction
Physical Description vi, 171 p. : ill. ; 16 cm
Note Library's copy has printing date of 1856
Contents Chap. I. My parents' death, first journey, my uncle's house, the school -- Chap. II. Bill Keeler, the fox-trap and Mrs. St. John, hunting excursion -- Chap. III. My new gun, a strange character, adventures on the mountains -- Chap. IV. My uncle's influence, forty years ago, the tavern, the holiday -- Chap. V. An accident, recovery from sickness, a new companion -- Chap VI. Wealth and poverty, Raymond's story -- Chap. VII. Sick-room incidents and reflections, my recovery -- Chap. VIII. Emigration to Utica, an expedition -- Chap. IX. Our return, the woods, the voyage on the river -- Chap. X. Autumn scenery, Major Andre, the steam-boat, New York, return -- Chap. XI. A visit to Sarah's cave, a splendid gift, disappointment, New York -- Chap. XII. A misadventure, the prison, my release -- Chap. XIII. Plans and projects, my two "friends", I set out on my travels -- Chap. XIV. The Indian Chief, my return to Salem, conclusions
Summary The story, told in the first person, is about a boy born in New York City in 1790
Series May G. Quigley collection

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