Basil O’Connor Pays for College with his Violin

Starting at age eleven, Basil O’Connor started each morning with his paper route. Every Thursday was his violin lesson. This schedule continued for years until it was time to go to college. Just before he leaves for Dartmouth, tragedy strikes, and he must use his skills to navigate a tough situation.

  • Childhood of a Leader
  • Hard Work
  • Importance of Education

Splash Read stories historical fiction short stories for kids. The stories are based on real events and intended to facilitate a discussion between parent and child or teacher and student. Each story teaches a lesson from the past and encourages critical thinking and problem-solving.

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