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The Bracelet;
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Margaret And Herbert.
In a large family there are often diversity of character an...

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

A Good Mother.
Mrs. Savage was the eldest sister of Matthew Henry. When sh...

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

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

Asaph
About a hundred feet back from the main street of a village...

Telling Secrets.
There is a company of girls met together, and what can they...

The Shepherd And His Bible.
A poor shepherd, living among the Alps, the father of a lar...

Lily Ford.
It was now in the latter part of December--two days more an...

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

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

The Grey Old Cottage.
In the valley between "Longbrigg" and "Highclose," in the f...

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

Benny's First Drawing.
You have perhaps heard of Benjamin West, the celebrated art...

The Two Robins.
A few summers ago I was sitting on a garden seat, beneath a...

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

Pledge.
Our hands and our hearts we give To the temperance p...

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

Anne Cleaveland.
Anne was the daughter of a wealthy farmer. She had a good N...



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
bill.

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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