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Asaph
About a hundred feet back from the main street of a village...

The Parting Scene.
In one of our western cities was a poor woman, in the garre...

The Market Day.
Mrs. Ford had three little children--Lily, Hetty, and a dea...

Arthur And His Apple Tree.
One summer day little William was sitting in the garden cha...

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...

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

The Bracelet;
...

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

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

The Remarkable Wreck Of The Thomas Hyke
It was half-past one by the clock in the office of the Regi...

The Brother And Sister.
(In three Stories.) ...

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

Lettice Taking Home The Work.
Early in the morning, before it was light, and while the tw...

The Happy Family.
There are a great many novel sights in the streets of Londo...

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

George And His Guinea.
Little George Ames went with his aunt to attend a missionar...

The Reward.
A teacher in a Sabbath School promised to supply all the ch...

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

The First Dollar.
I will tell you an affecting story about a young lad by the...



THE FIRST DOLLAR.








I will tell you an affecting story about a young lad by the name of
Emerson Terry, who lived in Hartford, Ct. He was very kind to the
poor, and could never see the sufferings of his fellow beings without
making an effort for their relief. Here is one instance of his
kindness and liberality:

While he resided in Bristol, his father, Dr. Terry, took little
Emerson with him to ride into Hartford that he might see the city.
Emerson had one dollar, and it was the first dollar he ever earned. He
took the dollar with him, thinking to buy something with it in the
city. While they were riding along on the way, they overtook a poor
fugitive slave seeking his freedom in the North. Mr. Terry kindly took
the wayfaring man into his carriage when the poor man related to him
his sufferings and poverty, and also his trust in God. Young Emerson's
heart was touched, when, of his own accord, he drew out his _first_
and _only_ dollar and gave it to the poor fugitive. When he returned
home he told his mother what he had done, with a satisfaction that
indicated his pleasure in being able to relieve a suffering stranger.
How noble was this act. He felt willing to forego the pleasure of
spending his dollar for himself, for any pleasing toys that he might
help a poor wanderer on the earth. When he was fifteen years of age,
he was drowned in the Connecticut river. He was beloved and respected
by a large circle of acquaintance. He was noted for his kind
disposition, tender feelings, and lovely spirit. He sleeps in peace,
and we all hope to meet him in heaven.





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