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Story About An Indian.
A poor sick man might go to the door of some rich person's ...

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

TRUE BENIFICENCE.--Mark Antony, when very much depressed, a...

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

Anna Seeking Employment.
It was a wearisome day to poor Anna, as she walked from squ...

Or The Unexpected Meeting.
I must tell you who were Lettice and Myra. They were the da...

Emily's Morning Ramble.
In the suburbs of the city of B. stands the beautiful resid...

Benny's First Drawing.
You have perhaps heard of Benjamin West, the celebrated art...

The Dying Boy.
A little boy, by the name of Bertie, was taken very ill, an...

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

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

Flying The Kite.
Flying the kite is a pleasant amusement for boys, and when ...

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

Old Pipes And The Dryad
A mountain brook ran through a little village. Over the bro...

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

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

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

Revelation Of God's Holy Word.
Ye favored lands, rejoice Where God reveals his word...

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

The Bit Of Garden.
Young children like to have a small piece of land for a gar...


A horse is a noble animal, and is made for the service of man. No one
who has tender feelings can bear to see the horse abused. It is wicked
for any one to do so. A horse has a good memory, and he will never
forget a kind master. Jonas Carter is one of those boys who likes to
take care of a horse. His father gave Jonas the whole care of an
excellent animal which he purchased for his own use. Every morning he
would go into the stable to feed and water him. As all the horses in
the neighborhood had names, Jonas gave one to his, and called him
Major. Every time he went into the stable to take care of him, Major
would whine and paw, as if his best friend was coming to see him.
Jonas kept him very clean and nice, so that he was always ready for
use at any time of day. At night he made up his bed of straw, and kept
the stable warm in winter and cool in summer. Major soon found that
he was in the hands of a kind master, and being well fed, and well
cleansed, he would often show how proud and nice he was, by playing
with Jonas in the yard. His young master would often let him loose in
the yard, and when Jonas started to go in, the horse, Major, would
follow him to the door, and when he turned him into the pasture, no
one could so well catch him as Jonas; for every time he took him from
the pasture, Jonas would give him some oats; so when he saw his master
coming for him, he remembered the oats, and would come directly to
him. Some horses are very difficult to bridle, but it was not so with
Major. When Jonas came with the bridle, Major would hold his head
down, and take in his bitts, and appear as docile as a lamb. He well
knew that Jonas never drove him hard, but always used him kindly.
Jonas was not a selfish boy; he was willing to let his friends ride a
short distance; and in the picture, you will see him talking with one
of his young friends about his horse.

Now, children, you may be sure that a dumb animal will remember his
kind master; and if ever you own a horse, or drive one which belongs
to another, be sure and treat him kindly. And you will find this rule
to work well among yourselves. Be kind to each other, and to all
whom you meet with, and it will help you along the pleasant path of
life, and secure to you many friends.




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