CONCLUSION
 
   So endeth this chronicle. It being strictly a history of a BOY, it must
stop here; the story could not go much further without becoming the
history of a MAN. When one writes a novel about grown people, he knows
exactly where to stop-that is, with a marriage; but when he writes of
juveniles, he must stop where he best can.
Most of the characters that perform in this book still live, and are
prosperous and happy. Some day it may seem worth while to take up the
story of the younger ones again and see what sort of men and women they
turned out to be; therefore it will be wisest not to reveal any of that
part of their lives at present.