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Look Up.
A little boy went to sea with his father to learn to be a s...

Good Companions.
One day, says a Persian poet, I saw a bunch of roses, and i...

Edward And Ellen.
Edward Ford owned a snug little cottage with a small farm s...

My Early Days.
My father's house was indeed a pleasant home; and father wa...

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

The Child And Flower.
The Atheist in his garden stood, At twilight's pen...

The Bracelet;

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

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

The Plum Boys.
Two boys were one day on their way from school, and as they...

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

George And His Guinea.
Little George Ames went with his aunt to attend a missionar...

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

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

Lettice Taking Home The Work.
Early in the morning, before it was light, and while the tw...

The Brother And Sister.
(In three Stories.) ...

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

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

The Flower That Looks Up.
"What beautiful things flowers are," said one of the party ...

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


A poor Arabian of the desert was one day asked, how he came to be
assured that there was a God.

"In the same way," he replied, "that I am enabled to tell by a print
impressed on the sand, whether it was a man or beast that passed that

THANKFULNESS.--Walking along Bishopgate street one morning, I saw two
men standing as if amazed at something that had happened.

"Pray, gentlemen," said I, "what is the matter?" One of them informed
me that a genteelly dressed man had hastily come up to him, and
tapping him on the shoulder, had said:

"Sir, did you ever thank God for your reason?"

"No," said I, "not particularly."

"Well," said he, "do it now, for I have lost mine;" when he marched
off with great speed.

HONESTY.--An honest boy, whose sister was sick and the family in want,
found a wallet containing fifty dollars. The temptation was great to
use the money; but he resolved to find the owner. He did so; when the
owner, learning the circumstances of the family, gave the fifty
dollars for their comfort. He took the boy to live with him. That boy
is a prosperous merchant in Ohio.

THE BOY AND HIS MARBLES.--One Sunday a lady called to her little boy,
who was shooting marbles on the pavement, to come into the house.

"Don't you know you shouldn't be out there, my son? Go into the back
yard if you want to play marbles; it is Sunday."

"Yes, mother; but aint it Sunday in the back yard?"


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