William Taylor Adams, better known by his pen-name Oliver Optic, was a famous academic, member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives and one of the best-paid authors of his time. “Now or Never; Or, The Adventures of Bobby Bright” was published in 1884. The story contained in this volume is a record of youthful struggles, not only in the world without, but in the world within; and the success of the little hero is not merely a gathering up of wealth and honors, but a triumph over the temptations that beset the pilgrim on the plain of life. The attainment of worldly prosperity is not the truest victory; and the author has endeavored to make the interest of his story depend more on the hero's devotion to principles than on his success in business. The interesting and exciting story, dedicated to the basic life values, will be undoubtedly pleasant for you and your children. Enjoy the reading!