Short StoriesThe Echo.
Little Charles knew nothing about an echo. As he was playin...
TRUE BENIFICENCE.--Mark Antony, when very much depressed, a...
You have read of that remarkable man, Mr. Usher, who was Ar...
Melly, Anna And Susy.
There is nothing more pleasant than to see brothers and sis...
Edward And Ellen.
Edward Ford owned a snug little cottage with a small farm s...
A Tale Of Negative Gravity
My wife and I were staying at a small town in northern Ital...
Lettice And Catherine,
Anne was the daughter of a wealthy farmer. She had a good N...
Flora And Her Portrait.
"And was there never a portrait of your beautiful child," s...
Jane And Her Lessons.
It is a mark of a good scholar to be prompt and studious. S...
A Piece Of Red Calico
I was going into town one morning from my suburban residenc...
A little boy went to sea with his father to learn to be a s...
Or, Honesty Rewarded.
At St. Petersburgh, the birth day of any of the royal famil...
The Plum Boys.
Two boys were one day on their way from school, and as they...
There is a company of girls met together, and what can they...
A Good Mother.
Mrs. Savage was the eldest sister of Matthew Henry. When sh...
The Motherless Birds.
There were two men who were neighbors to each other, living...
The Way To Overcome Evil.
A little girl, by the name of Sarah Dean, was taught the pr...
The Dying Boy.
A little boy, by the name of Bertie, was taken very ill, an...
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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