Short StoriesThe Brother And Sister.
(In three Stories.) ...
Emily's Morning Ramble.
In the suburbs of the city of B. stands the beautiful resid...
Flora And Her Portrait.
"And was there never a portrait of your beautiful child," s...
Anna With A Pleasant Home.
Anna, having obtained leave of her mistress, soon found her...
The Portrait Of Flora Purchased.
Anna started for her home, and when she had arrived, she sl...
The Golden Crown.
A teacher once asked a child, "If you had a golden crown, w...
Jane And Her Lessons.
It is a mark of a good scholar to be prompt and studious. S...
Old Pipes And The Dryad
A mountain brook ran through a little village. Over the bro...
A Boy Reproved By A Bird.
The sparrows often build their nests under the eaves of hou...
The Shepherd And His Bible.
A poor shepherd, living among the Alps, the father of a lar...
There is a company of girls met together, and what can they...
A little boy went to sea with his father to learn to be a s...
The Parting Scene.
In one of our western cities was a poor woman, in the garre...
Or, Honesty Rewarded.
At St. Petersburgh, the birth day of any of the royal famil...
The Jew And His Daughter.
A Jew came to this country from London, many years ago, and...
Anne was the daughter of a wealthy farmer. She had a good N...
About a hundred feet back from the main street of a village...
The Plum Boys.
Two boys were one day on their way from school, and as they...
The Tree That Never Fades.
"Mary," said George, "next summer I will not have a garden....
His Wife's Deceased Sister
It is now five years since an event occurred which so color...
THE HAPPY FAMILY.
There are a great many novel sights in the streets of London, for the
cheap entertainment of the people. The family circle of different
animals and birds is an admirable illustration of the peace which
should pervade among families. The proprietor of this little menagerie
calls it, "The Happy Family." The house in which they are kept is a
simple constructed cage. It is a large square hen-coop, placed on a
low hand-cart which a man draws about from one street to another, and
gets a few pennys a day from those who stop to look at the domestic
happiness of his family. Perhaps the first thing you will see, is a
large cat, washing her face, with a number of large rats nestling
around her, like kittens, whilst others are climbing up her back and
playing with her whiskers. In another corner of the room a dove and a
hawk are sitting on the head of a dog which is resting across the neck
of a rabbit. The floor is covered with the oddest social circles
imaginable--weazles and Guinea pigs, and peeping chickens, are putting
their noses together, caressingly. The perches above are covered with
birds whose natural antipathies have been subdued into mutual
affection by the law of kindness. The grave owl is sitting upright,
and meditating in the sun, with a keen-sighted sparrow perched between
his ears trying to open the eyes of the sleepy owl with its sharp
Children stop to look at this scene, and Mr. Burritt thinks they may
carry away lessons which will do them good. They will think on it on
their way to school, and at home too, when any thing crosses their
will in family or on the play ground.
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