Hector's Uncle is a dishonest man who swindles Hector out of his father's estate. Hector, a good and honest young man, eventually receives his rightful inheritance while his uncle reduced to poverty.
Hector's Inheritance is part of a series of stories of boys working hard and achieving the American dream. Alger wrote these to help instill the principle of Strive and Succeed, Personal Growth and Work to Achieve the American Dream.
Horatio Alger, Jr. authored about seventy books. He was the son of a clergyman, graduated from Harvard. His stories are pure, inspiring and as endearing today as they were when first published.