Driven from Home; Or, Carl Crawford's Experience

Author: Alger, Horatio

Average rating:
  • Fair-Read Level: 2
  • Illustrated? No
  • Length: C
  • Flesch: 83.43
  • Kincaid: 4.14
  • Fog Level: 6.91
  • Core 1 and 2: 85.59

Placement Text

A boy of sixteen, with a small gripsack in his hand, trudged along the country road. He was of good height for his age, strongly built, and had a frank, attractive face. He was naturally of a cheerful temperament, but at present his face was grave, and not without a shade of anxiety. This can hardly be a matter of surprise when we consider that he was thrown upon his own resources, and that his available capital consisted of thirty-seven cents in money, in addition to a good education and a rather unusual amount of physical strength. These last two