Clean Your Boots, Sir
The History of Robert Rightheart
A Story for Boys
Clean Your Boots, Sir? is the story of an honest, shoe-shiner boy who provides for his ailing father and two little brothers, and how God rewards his faithfulness; while making only enough income for daily needs, one small honest decision changes his life forever and results in blessing which follows him all his days.
He’s a hard-working young man who is willing to clean the filthy old boots of farmers, knowing that this is work which will not pay very well: but he does his best. Later, a small act of honesty, when he thinks no one is looking, brings him great success and a good reputation for the rest of his life.
Character themes in this story: laziness, perseverance, diligence, hard work
Table of Contents
- Bob at His Boot-Black
- Dark Days
- Bob Finds New Friends
- Bob Sails for Calcutta
- A Strange Occurence
- The Trial
- The Return to England
- Mary Milcombe and the Marriage Day
- Robert’s Home in Calcutta
Mark Hamby on Clean Your Boots, Sir?
“The decision to print Clean Your Boots, Sir? did not take long. It was read in one sitting, and immediately I knew that honor, integrity, sacrifice, love, faithfulness, and character of the highest level were portrayed for boys in the same inspiring manner that Mary demonstrated these values in The Basket of Flowers. It was Stacey who said ‘I have found a book equal to The Basket of Flowers, only for boys!’ Yes, indeed, you have!”