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Short StoriesAnna With A Pleasant Home.
Anna, having obtained leave of her mistress, soon found her...
A Scene In London.
My young readers may have heard about the poor people in Lond...
The Parting Scene.
In one of our western cities was a poor woman, in the garre...
The Motherless Birds.
There were two men who were neighbors to each other, living...
Julia's Sunset Walk.
It was a beautiful June day, just at the sun's setting, whe...
Comfort And Sobriety.
Let me here give you a few maxims to commit to memory:---- ...
The Remarkable Wreck Of The Thomas Hyke
It was half-past one by the clock in the office of the Regi...
My Early Days.
My father's house was indeed a pleasant home; and father wa...
The Sailor Boy.
Yarmouth is the principal trade sea-port town in the county...
It was now in the latter part of December--two days more an...
A Boy Reproved By A Bird.
The sparrows often build their nests under the eaves of hou...
A Good Act For Another.
A man was going from Norwich to New London with a loaded te...
Jonas And His Horse.
A horse is a noble animal, and is made for the service of m...
Story About An Indian.
A poor sick man might go to the door of some rich person's ...
Anne was the daughter of a wealthy farmer. She had a good N...
The Dying Boy.
A little boy, by the name of Bertie, was taken very ill, an...
Anna Seeking Employment.
It was a wearisome day to poor Anna, as she walked from squ...
As the manna lay, on the desert ground, So from day to d...
Lizzy And Her Dog.
I wish to relate to you a very affecting story about a good...
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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