Short StoriesThe Saint's Rest.
We've no abiding city here: This may distress the wo...
No Payno Work.
"Little boy, will you help a poor old man up the hill with ...
The Parting Scene.
In one of our western cities was a poor woman, in the garre...
A Good Mother.
Mrs. Savage was the eldest sister of Matthew Henry. When sh...
About a hundred feet back from the main street of a village...
It was now in the latter part of December--two days more an...
The Sailor Boy.
Yarmouth is the principal trade sea-port town in the county...
The Way To Overcome Evil.
A little girl, by the name of Sarah Dean, was taught the pr...
The First Dollar.
I will tell you an affecting story about a young lad by the...
Lettice And Myra.
Edward And Ellen.
Edward Ford owned a snug little cottage with a small farm s...
Little Charles knew nothing about an echo. As he was playin...
You have read of that remarkable man, Mr. Usher, who was Ar...
A Good Act For Another.
A man was going from Norwich to New London with a loaded te...
Agnes And The Mouse.
One brilliant Christmas day, two little girls were walking ...
The Remarkable Wreck Of The Thomas Hyke
It was half-past one by the clock in the office of the Regi...
Remember The Cake.
I will tell you an anecdote about Mrs. Hannah More, when sh...
TRUE BENIFICENCE.--Mark Antony, when very much depressed, a...
Anna With A Pleasant Home.
Anna, having obtained leave of her mistress, soon found her...
The Two Robins.
A few summers ago I was sitting on a garden seat, beneath a...
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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