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So Ben broke his contract, for which he could have been arrested, and ran away to Philadelphia at seventeen. There he soon launched a successful printing ﬁrm and began one of the most remarkable careers in American history. With this selection from The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, join runaway Ben Franklin at age seventeen, as he ﬂees from his humble beginnings in Boston headed for New York—aimless and penniless, armed only with brains, charm, guts, and gumption. 20 AMERICAN COURAGE T LENGTH, a fresh difference arising between my brother and me, I took it upon me to assert my freedom, presuming that he would not venture to produce the new indentures.
This was a whole day’s work. We got it launched, and went on board it. Then set off. But before we were half way over, we were jammed in the ice, in such a manner that we expected every moment that our raft to sink, and ourselves to perish. I put out my setting pole to try to stop the raft, so that the ice might pass by. The rapidity of the stream threw the raft with so much violence against the pole, that it jerked me out into ten feet of water. But fortunately I saved myself by catching hold of one of the raft’s logs.
The enemy had one killed and two wounded. We took three horses, and all their baggage. The Indians having evacuated their town, and gone altogether against Boonsborough, we returned, passed them on the 6th day, and on the 7th arrived safe at Boonsborough. On the 8th the Indian army, four hundred and forty-four in number, commanded by Captain Dugnesne, and eleven other Frenchmen, and their own chiefs, came and summoned the fort. I requested two days consideration, which they granted. During this, we brought in, through the posterns, all the horses and other cattle we could collect.