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Men of Purpose | Biographical Sketches | Michael Faraday | Part 2

MICHAEL FARADAY ( continued).
He was thirteen years of age when he took a job as a newspaper and book delivery boy…
As he tramped the cobbled streets of early nineteenth century London clad in his elder brother’s shabby overcoat, he decided to get work as a stationer and bookbinder…
His inquisitive mind would explore the scores of books which passed across his binder’s table. Fascinated, he ploughed through Isaac Watts’ book “On the Mind”, and began to hunger after a better education.
He absorbed complete sections of the ” Encyclopaedia Britannica” while rebinding a worn E-F volume, returning again and again to the article on electricity
In his spare time at home he tried to immitate experiments described in the article, and began to track down every popular book or magazine he heard of which contained anything about this fascinating new science…. (to be continued).

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