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Short StoriesAnna Seeking Employment.
It was a wearisome day to poor Anna, as she walked from squ...
Emily's Morning Ramble.
In the suburbs of the city of B. stands the beautiful resid...
Agnes And The Mouse.
One brilliant Christmas day, two little girls were walking ...
Early At School.
One Sabbath evening a teacher was walking up and down in th...
The Lady Or The Tiger?
In the very olden time there lived a semi-barbaric king, wh...
The Boy And The Gold Robin.
A bright eyed boy was sleeping upon a bank of blossoming cl...
Melly, Anna And Susy.
There is nothing more pleasant than to see brothers and sis...
The Flower That Looks Up.
"What beautiful things flowers are," said one of the party ...
A Scene In London.
My young readers may have heard about the poor people in Lond...
Story About A Robber.
I will tell you a true story about a robber. A gentleman wa...
Jane And Her Lessons.
It is a mark of a good scholar to be prompt and studious. S...
The Market Day.
Mrs. Ford had three little children--Lily, Hetty, and a dea...
A Tale Of Negative Gravity
My wife and I were staying at a small town in northern Ital...
As the manna lay, on the desert ground, So from day to d...
A teacher in a Sabbath School promised to supply all the ch...
Margaret And Herbert.
In a large family there are often diversity of character an...
A poor Arabian of the desert was one day asked, how he came...
The Two Robins.
A few summers ago I was sitting on a garden seat, beneath a...
It was now in the latter part of December--two days more an...
Harriet And Her Squirrel.
It was on a Sabbath eve, when at a friend's house, we were ...
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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