Archie's Old Desk by Sarah Doudney
Archie inherited an old desk from his sailor uncle, and moved to London. He decided he liked a fast lifestyle and had contempt for his more disciplined roommate Martin Willis. He befriended Arnold Huntlie and had many unhealthy late night adventures. Archie stole from Martin, to cover his debts, and during a scuffle, the secret of Archie's desk was revealed. Published in 1872, this is one of Sarah Doudney's early popular stories. This edition has five illustrations.