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

A Tale Of Negative Gravity
My wife and I were staying at a small town in northern Ital...

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

Pledge.
Our hands and our hearts we give To the temperance p...

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

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

Harvest Song.
Now the golden ear wants the reaper's hand, Banish eve...

Chorus
As the manna lay, on the desert ground, So from day to d...

The Market Day.
Mrs. Ford had three little children--Lily, Hetty, and a dea...

Lily Ford.
It was now in the latter part of December--two days more an...

A Good Act For Another.
A man was going from Norwich to New London with a loaded te...

Early At School.
One Sabbath evening a teacher was walking up and down in th...

Jane And Her Lessons.
It is a mark of a good scholar to be prompt and studious. S...

A Piece Of Red Calico
I was going into town one morning from my suburban residenc...

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

Young Usher.
You have read of that remarkable man, Mr. Usher, who was Ar...

The Boy Found In The Snow.
One winter's night when the evening had shut in very early,...

Comfort And Sobriety.
Let me here give you a few maxims to commit to memory:---- ...



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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