Cornelius Goes West

Cornelius Goes West

by Charlie Steel

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Cornelius Kogelschitz lives in the slums of New York City. All his young life he has lived and worked in the dirty, smoke-filled part of the city, slaving long hours for meager wages in one of the many factories. His parents die of typhus and Corny moves in with his uncle, aunt, and eleven cousins. One Sunday afternoon, while on the roof capturing birds for the stew pot, he overhears an argument. His aunt complains about the added expense of caring for the boy. Deciding not to take food from his cousins, Corny bundles up his few possessions and leaves the tenement apartment and the only world he knows. Near the train station he jumps onto a moving freight train heading west. Now on his own, fourteen-year-old Cornelius rides the rails and crosses the Mississippi River into an unknown future.
Word Count 14,000

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016266640
Publisher: Condor Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 03/06/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 342 KB

About the Author

Charlie Steel, author of novel FIGHT FOR WET SPRINGS and anthology DESERT HEAT, DESERT COLD AND OTHER TALES OF THE WEST, is an internationally published writer of westerns and many short stories. He is a member of Western Writers of America, Western Fictioneers, and the Zane Grey’s West Society. Steel holds five academic degrees including a Ph.D. Charlie Steel lives on an isolated ranch at the base of Greenhorn Mountain in Southern Colorado.

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