Horatio Alger Jr. was a prolific 19th-century American author of boy’s adventure stories whose heroes strive to succeed hrough hard work, determination, courage, and honesty. “Hector's Inheritance, Or, the Boys of Smith Institute” is a novel, first published in 1900. After Hector's father has died Hector's uncle falsely believes that Hector has not entitled to inherit the estate and sends Hector off to a school, where Hector conflicts with bullies and after a while goes to New York City. During the travel our hero risks his life to save a young woman and takes on a confidential important mission. Hector needs all his positive qualities and he will be rewarded in the end. Horatio Alger Jr. inspired countless young people around the world in the 19th century and remains popular nowadays, so you will undoubtedly derive pleasure, reading his novels!