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Ye favored lands, rejoice Where God reveals his word...
A Scene In London.
My young readers may have heard about the poor people in Lond...
The Market Day.
Mrs. Ford had three little children--Lily, Hetty, and a dea...
The Plum Boys.
Two boys were one day on their way from school, and as they...
Flying The Kite.
Flying the kite is a pleasant amusement for boys, and when ...
Lettice And Myra.
Story About A Robber.
I will tell you a true story about a robber. A gentleman wa...
A Tale Of Negative Gravity
My wife and I were staying at a small town in northern Ital...
A teacher in a Sabbath School promised to supply all the ch...
Old Pipes And The Dryad
A mountain brook ran through a little village. Over the bro...
The Pleasant Sail.
Down by the sea-coast is the pleasant town of Saco, Where M...
A Good Mother.
Mrs. Savage was the eldest sister of Matthew Henry. When sh...
The First Dollar.
I will tell you an affecting story about a young lad by the...
The Boy And The Dew Drops.
A little boy who had been out early in the morning playing ...
Or, Honesty Rewarded.
At St. Petersburgh, the birth day of any of the royal famil...
The Sailor Boy.
Yarmouth is the principal trade sea-port town in the county...
No Payno Work.
"Little boy, will you help a poor old man up the hill with ...
Jane And Her Lessons.
It is a mark of a good scholar to be prompt and studious. S...
The Philosophy Of Relative Existences
In a certain summer, not long gone, my friend Bentley and I...
The Remarkable Wreck Of The Thomas Hyke
It was half-past one by the clock in the office of the Regi...
ANNA SEEKING EMPLOYMENT.
It was a wearisome day to poor Anna, as she walked from square to
square, calling at the houses for employment. Some received her
kindly, and patronised her themselves, and promised to interest their
friends in her behalf, while others, alleging that she could not earn
as much as a woman, endeavored to beat her down a few shillings in her
price. But among all, Anna found means of subsistence for many months.
But soon her constitution began to grow weak, and her friends thought
it best for Willy to give up his school awhile, and to obtain some
place as errand boy, and for Anna to pursue a more active life.
Soon Anna found herself in a new home, doing the work of a family
which devolved on her. She kept a diary, and she would often go away
in her own little room and scribble a few lines in her book. Here is
an extract from her writings:----
"To-day I am very tired and yet but very little has been accomplished.
I know I could do well enough if I was allowed to regulate my work, or
if there was only order in the arrangement. There is certainly a great
want of system in this family; I am never allowed to finish one piece
of work before I am called off to another, and then blamed because I
did not do the first in time.
"One wants me to put the dough in the pants, and before I get my
hands clean, another calls me to go and get some wood; another tells
me to go to the store for some thread; another cries out, Anna! Anna!
and away I am sent to the third story after a book. Do they think a
girl like me is never tired? Ah, me! I must seek another place. I love
little children, and I think I should do for a child's nurse; I will
And she did advertise, and it was not long before she was answered by
a request to call at Number 4, Elm street, at three o'clock on
Wednesday. In the next story we shall find
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