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

Telling Secrets.
There is a company of girls met together, and what can they...

The Transferred Ghost
The country residence of Mr. John Hinckman was a delightful...

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

Harriet And Her Squirrel.
It was on a Sabbath eve, when at a friend's house, we were ...

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

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

Julia's Sunset Walk.
It was a beautiful June day, just at the sun's setting, whe...

The Bracelet;

Early At School.
One Sabbath evening a teacher was walking up and down in th...

As the manna lay, on the desert ground, So from day to d...

Story About A Robber.
I will tell you a true story about a robber. A gentleman wa...

Lettice And Myra.

Pleasant Play.
There are many plays in which children may amuse themselves...

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

Anna With A Pleasant Home.
Anna, having obtained leave of her mistress, soon found her...

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

Bertie's Box.
A very little boy by the name of "Bertie," kept a box in wh...

Anne Cleaveland.
Anne was the daughter of a wealthy farmer. She had a good N...

Lettice And Catherine,


Little Charles knew nothing about an echo. As he was playing by
himself in the field, he cried out, "Ho, hop!" and immediately a voice
from the woods near by answered, "ho, hop!" Being surprised at this,
he called out, "who be you?" The voice answered, "who be you." Charles
thought this very strange, and cried out "you're a stupid fellow,"
and "stupid fellow," was the reply from the woods.

Charles began to be much displeased, and called several abusive names,
and every name he called, came back to him. "I never met with such
insolence," said he, "but I'll revenge myself;" and he ran up and down
among the trees, trying to find the supposed offender, but he could
see no one. Vexed and disappointed, he hastened home and told his
mother that a bad boy had hidden in the woods and called him all sorts
of names.

His mother smiled and shook her head. "Now you have been angry at
yourself, Charles, for you must know that you heard nothing but your
own words repeated. As you have seen your own face reflected in the
water, so you have now heard your own voice echoed." Had Charles spoke
kind words he would have heard kind words in return. It is often true
that the behavior we meet with from others, is but an echo of our own.
If we speak kind words we shall have kind words in return.



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