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Short StoriesThe Remarkable Wreck Of The Thomas Hyke
It was half-past one by the clock in the office of the Regi...
It was now in the latter part of December--two days more an...
The Child And Flower.
The Atheist in his garden stood, At twilight's pen...
Lettice's father was a man of education, a scholar, a gentl...
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...
George And His Guinea.
Little George Ames went with his aunt to attend a missionar...
The Portrait Of Flora Purchased.
Anna started for her home, and when she had arrived, she sl...
A Scene In London.
My young readers may have heard about the poor people in Lond...
The Flower That Looks Up.
"What beautiful things flowers are," said one of the party ...
A Boy Reproved By A Bird.
The sparrows often build their nests under the eaves of hou...
Lettice And Myra.
The Two Robins.
A few summers ago I was sitting on a garden seat, beneath a...
A very little boy by the name of "Bertie," kept a box in wh...
Or The Unexpected Meeting.
I must tell you who were Lettice and Myra. They were the da...
The Parting Scene.
In one of our western cities was a poor woman, in the garre...
Lettice Taking Home The Work.
Early in the morning, before it was light, and while the tw...
Lizzy And Her Dog.
I wish to relate to you a very affecting story about a good...
One day, says a Persian poet, I saw a bunch of roses, and i...
Old Pipes And The Dryad
A mountain brook ran through a little village. Over the bro...
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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