Harper's Young People, Vol. 01, Issue 31, June 1, 1880

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Harper's Young People is an illustrated weekly publication for children that includes short stories, tales from history, natural history, poetry, puzzles, and other fun. This 31st issue of the serial was published on June 1st, 1880. In this issue, George Washington's story continues as he lays down the law--the tax law, that is--in America and enforces it with troops for rebellious citizens who dare not pay. The story "Across the Ocean" concludes as young Frank Austin's journey reaches its end in China and he considers his choices of next adventure. Other highlights of this issue include an ambitious plan to put a brook to work, an account of early industrial espionage in the steel industry, the rags to riches story of a young singer whose talent captures the attention of a benefactor, and a new serial story of a group of boys preparing to set out on a sailing journey. This periodical was published by Harper & Brothers, known today for their publications Harper's Bazaar and Harper's Magazine. - Summary by Jill Engle (1 hr 57 min)