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The Two Robins.
A few summers ago I was sitting on a garden seat, beneath a...

Emily's Morning Ramble.
In the suburbs of the city of B. stands the beautiful resid...

The Portrait Of Flora Purchased.
Anna started for her home, and when she had arrived, she sl...

Story About A Robber.
I will tell you a true story about a robber. A gentleman wa...

Anne Cleaveland.
Anne was the daughter of a wealthy farmer. She had a good N...

Flying The Kite.
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Asaph
About a hundred feet back from the main street of a village...

Benny's First Drawing.
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The Boy And The Gold Robin.
A bright eyed boy was sleeping upon a bank of blossoming cl...

Remember The Cake.
I will tell you an anecdote about Mrs. Hannah More, when sh...

The Shepherd And His Bible.
A poor shepherd, living among the Alps, the father of a lar...

The Grey Old Cottage.
In the valley between "Longbrigg" and "Highclose," in the f...

Mother's Last Lesson.
"Will you please teach me my verse, mamma, and then kiss me...

Harriet And Her Squirrel.
It was on a Sabbath eve, when at a friend's house, we were ...

The Tree That Never Fades.
"Mary," said George, "next summer I will not have a garden....

Anna With A Pleasant Home.
Anna, having obtained leave of her mistress, soon found her...

No Payno Work.
"Little boy, will you help a poor old man up the hill with ...

The Reward.
A teacher in a Sabbath School promised to supply all the ch...

The Bracelet;
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The Happy Family.
There are a great many novel sights in the streets of Londo...



A BOY REPROVED BY A BIRD.








The sparrows often build their nests under the eaves of houses and
barns. A young lad saw one of the sparrows conveying materials for her
nest, which she was building under the eaves of a cottage adjoining
his father's house. He was told not to disturb it. But birds eggs form
a temptation to many boys. At a favorable opportunity the lad climbed
up to the roof of the cottage and carried away the nest with the eggs
in it. Among the materials of which the nest was composed was a piece
of paper with some printed verses on it. The boy pulled it out and
found it to be a page of one of Dr. Watts' hymns, which had been
picked up in the yard by the poor bird for strengthening her nest.
The boy unfolded the paper and read:----

"Why should I deprive my neighbor
Of his goods against his will?
Hands were made for honest labor,
Not to plunder nor to steal."

The lad says, in his after years, "I never forgot the lesson presented
to me by that leaf of paper which had been fixed to the nest of the
poor sparrow." Let young people remember that when they do wrong they
will get reproved, and it may be by the means of a bird.





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