Joe's Luck; Or, Always Wide Awake

Author: Alger, Horatio

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 1
  • Illustrated? No
  • Length: C
  • Flesch: 85.14
  • Kincaid: 3.87
  • Fog Level: 6.45
  • Core 1 and 2: 84.32

Placement Text

"Come here, you Joe, and be quick about it!" The boy addressed, a stout boy of fifteen, with an honest, sun-browned face, looked calmly at the speaker. "What's wanted?" he asked. "Brush me off, and don't be all day about it!" said Oscar Norton impatiently. Joe's blue eyes flashed indignantly at the tone of the other. "You can brush yourself off," he answered independently. "What do you mean by your impudence?" demanded Oscar angrily. "Have you turned lazy all at once?" "No," said Joe firmly, "but I don't choose to be ordered round by you." "What's up, I wonder? Ain't