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

The Pleasant Sail.
Down by the sea-coast is the pleasant town of Saco, Where M...

Or The Unexpected Meeting.
I must tell you who were Lettice and Myra. They were the da...

Anecdotes.
TRUE BENIFICENCE.--Mark Antony, when very much depressed, a...

The Flower That Looks Up.
"What beautiful things flowers are," said one of the party ...

The Boy And The Gold Robin.
A bright eyed boy was sleeping upon a bank of blossoming cl...

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

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

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

His Wife's Deceased Sister
It is now five years since an event occurred which so color...

Emily's Morning Ramble.
In the suburbs of the city of B. stands the beautiful resid...

No Payno Work.
"Little boy, will you help a poor old man up the hill with ...

Old Pipes And The Dryad
A mountain brook ran through a little village. Over the bro...

Anecdotes.
A poor Arabian of the desert was one day asked, how he came...

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

Story About An Indian.
A poor sick man might go to the door of some rich person's ...

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

Melly, Anna And Susy.
There is nothing more pleasant than to see brothers and sis...

The Way To Overcome Evil.
A little girl, by the name of Sarah Dean, was taught the pr...

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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