Thomas Cook was a famous travel company that collapsed in 2019. Its founder’s memory will outlive it.

Cook rose from a humble background in Melbourne, a sleepy market town in England. He left school at age 10 and found work in a factory. His wages were just a penny a day.

In his twenties, Cook became a Baptist preacher. His grit was soon apparent. The young man used to walk up to 20 miles (32 km) a day. He used to work by moonlight to save candles.

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