Horatio Alger, Jr. was a prolific American author of the 19-th century. 'Do And Dare' is a social novel by Horatio Alger which represents a bright example of his writing style. The central figure of this story, as of many other Alger's stories, is a poor boy. Herbert has to support his ill mother and earn money for both of them. He tries a number of jobs that don't bring him real money before he starts working for an owner of a post office. That man is rich but very ill and he appreciates the boy for his honesty and reliability. Will the boy find his way to prosperity through hard work? Read this brilliant novel and you will know!