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The Explanation.
Lettice's father was a man of education, a scholar, a gentl...

The Uncertainty Of Life.
Josiah Martin was a young man of whom any mother might have...

The Bracelet;
...

Julia's Sunset Walk.
It was a beautiful June day, just at the sun's setting, whe...

A Scene In London.
My young readers may have heard about the poor people in Lond...

The Golden Crown.
A teacher once asked a child, "If you had a golden crown, w...

The Boy And The Dew Drops.
A little boy who had been out early in the morning playing ...

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

Lizzy And Her Dog.
I wish to relate to you a very affecting story about a good...

The Remarkable Wreck Of The Thomas Hyke
It was half-past one by the clock in the office of the Regi...

The Transferred Ghost
The country residence of Mr. John Hinckman was a delightful...

The Jew And His Daughter.
A Jew came to this country from London, many years ago, and...

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

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

The Way To Overcome Evil.
A little girl, by the name of Sarah Dean, was taught the pr...

The Sailor Boy.
Yarmouth is the principal trade sea-port town in the county...

Anna Seeking Employment.
It was a wearisome day to poor Anna, as she walked from squ...

Arthur And His Apple Tree.
One summer day little William was sitting in the garden cha...

The Bit Of Garden.
Young children like to have a small piece of land for a gar...

Gather The Flowers.
Two little girls went into the fields to gather flowers. Bu...



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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