Self Help (Paperback)

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Book Excerpt: calling. He was working as atailor's apprentice near Bonchurch, in the Isle of Wight, when thenews flew through the village that a squadron of men-of-war wassailing off the island. He sprang from the shopboard, and ran downwith his comrades to the beach, to gaze upon the glorious sight.The boy was suddenly inflamed with the ambition to be a sailor; andspringing into a boat, he rowed off to the squadron, gained theadmiral's ship, and was accepted as a volunteer. Years after, hereturned to his native village full of honours, and dined off baconand eggs in the cottage where he had worked as an apprentice. Butthe greatest tailor of all is unquestionably Andrew Johnson, thepresent President of the United States--a man of extraordinaryforce of character and vigour of intellect. In his great speech atWashington, when describing himself as having begun his politicalcareer as an alderman, and run through all the branches of thelegislature, a voice in the crowd cried, "From a tailor up." Itwas chRead More.


Product Details
ISBN: 9798722239808
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: April 5th, 2021
Pages: 314
Language: English