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Before Jack London became a famous author, he was a kid growing up in Oakland and he had a best friend named Frank Irving Atherton. This book contains stories of the times they shared as children in the late 1880s into the 1890s. The two boys had some wild moneymaking schemes, survived scrapes with bullies after school, endured crazy fishing and hunting adventures and busied themselves with all kinds of exploits. But through it all, Jack always had time for books and worked to help his family. Frank was a lifelong friend of Jack's and he wanted the story of their friendship to be told. This memoir was written in the 1930s, and although it was used as a resource by Russ Kingman and Jack's daughter, Joan London, for their published works, it was never published on its own.Now, finally, Frank's manuscript has been put in book form and is available to the public. The language reflects both the era the stories took place and the time it was written. It's a journey of two boys finding their way, with Jack London's quick mind and adventurous spirit ever apparent.Come along for a glimpse into the boyhood escapades of one of America's most beloved authors never before made available for public viewing.