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Flora And Her Portrait.
"And was there never a portrait of your beautiful child," s...

The Boy Found In The Snow.
One winter's night when the evening had shut in very early,...

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

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

Mother's Last Lesson.
"Will you please teach me my verse, mamma, and then kiss me...

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

Harvest Song.
Now the golden ear wants the reaper's hand, Banish eve...

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

The Motherless Birds.
There were two men who were neighbors to each other, living...

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

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

Jane And Her Lessons.
It is a mark of a good scholar to be prompt and studious. S...

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

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

Gather The Flowers.
Two little girls went into the fields to gather flowers. Bu...

The Lady Or The Tiger?
In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, wh...

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

The Sailor Boy.
Yarmouth is the principal trade sea-port town in the county...

The Tree That Never Fades.
"Mary," said George, "next summer I will not have a garden....

Comfort And Sobriety.
Let me here give you a few maxims to commit to memory:---- ...



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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