He was left an orphan at an early age, his mother dying in 1880 and his father four years later.
There is an orphan asylum in the district of Parapatna.
Then they'll bounce me to some other place in Denver, like Little Orphan Annie.
Although left an orphan at nine, he was by no means lonely or unprotected.
He was the son of a tailor, and was left an orphan in his eighth year; but, through the kindness of a friend, admission was gained for him into the military school of his native town, which was then under the direction of the Benedictines of Saint-Maur.