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Napoleon Hill's

Think and Grow Rich

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Foreword - What Do You Want Most? - Tributes - From Great American Leaders - Publisher's Preface - Author's Preface - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 - 10 - 11 - 12 - 13 - 14 - 15 - Contents

  1. FOOD. Next to freedom of thought and deed comes FOOD, CLOTHING, and SHELTER, the three basic necessities of life.

Because of our universal freedom the average American family has available, at its very door, the choicest selection of food to be found anywhere in the world, and at prices within its financial range.

A family of two, living in the heart of Times Square district of New York City, far removed from the source of production of foods, took careful inventory of the cost of a simple breakfast, with this astonishing result:

Articles of food; Cost at the breakfast table:
Grape Fruit Juice, (From Florida)
Rippled Wheat Breakfast food (Kansas Farm)
Tea (From China)
Bananas (From South America)
Toasted Bread (From Kansas Farm)
Fresh Country Eggs (From Utah)
Sugar (From Cuba, or Utah)
Butter and Cream (From New England)
Grand Total 20 Cents

It is not very difficult to obtain FOOD in a country where two people can have breakfast consisting of all they want or need for a dime apiece! Observe that this simple breakfast was gathered, by some strange form of magic (?) from China, South America, Utah, Kansas and the New England States, and delivered on the breakfast table, ready for consumption, in the very heart of the most crowded city in America, at a cost well within the means of the most humble laborer.

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