Short StoriesThe Child And Flower.
The Atheist in his garden stood, At twilight's pen...
Flora And Her Portrait.
"And was there never a portrait of your beautiful child," s...
Lettice And Myra.
A Piece Of Red Calico
I was going into town one morning from my suburban residenc...
Jonas And His Horse.
A horse is a noble animal, and is made for the service of m...
One day, says a Persian poet, I saw a bunch of roses, and i...
Benny's First Drawing.
You have perhaps heard of Benjamin West, the celebrated art...
The Lady Or The Tiger?
In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, wh...
The Trusty Dog.
I am glad to introduce to you, the noble dog whose picture ...
A Scene In London.
My young readers may have heard about the poor people in Lond...
No Payno Work.
"Little boy, will you help a poor old man up the hill with ...
TRUE BENIFICENCE.--Mark Antony, when very much depressed, a...
The Pleasant Sail.
Down by the sea-coast is the pleasant town of Saco, Where M...
Comfort And Sobriety.
Let me here give you a few maxims to commit to memory:---- ...
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...
There are many plays in which children may amuse themselves...
The Flower That Looks Up.
"What beautiful things flowers are," said one of the party ...
A poor Arabian of the desert was one day asked, how he came...
Julia's Sunset Walk.
It was a beautiful June day, just at the sun's setting, whe...
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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