Short StoriesThe Reward.
A teacher in a Sabbath School promised to supply all the ch...
The Brother And Sister.
(In three Stories.) ...
A poor Arabian of the desert was one day asked, how he came...
What is told in the ear is often heard a hundred miles. ...
A Boy Reproved By A Bird.
The sparrows often build their nests under the eaves of hou...
The Way To Overcome Evil.
A little girl, by the name of Sarah Dean, was taught the pr...
Old Pipes And The Dryad
A mountain brook ran through a little village. Over the bro...
The Saint's Rest.
We've no abiding city here: This may distress the wo...
No Payno Work.
"Little boy, will you help a poor old man up the hill with ...
A Piece Of Red Calico
I was going into town one morning from my suburban residenc...
The Boy And The Dew Drops.
A little boy who had been out early in the morning playing ...
The Lady Or The Tiger?
In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, wh...
The Child And Flower.
The Atheist in his garden stood, At twilight's pen...
Agnes And The Mouse.
One brilliant Christmas day, two little girls were walking ...
Revelation Of God's Holy Word.
Ye favored lands, rejoice Where God reveals his word...
The Market Day.
Mrs. Ford had three little children--Lily, Hetty, and a dea...
Emily's Morning Ramble.
In the suburbs of the city of B. stands the beautiful resid...
The Tree That Never Fades.
"Mary," said George, "next summer I will not have a garden....
Jonas And His Horse.
A horse is a noble animal, and is made for the service of m...
Anna Seeking Employment.
It was a wearisome day to poor Anna, as she walked from squ...
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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