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

Good Companions.
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Flying The Kite.
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George And His Guinea.
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The Boy Found In The Snow.
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Harriet And Her Squirrel.
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The Echo.
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The Bracelet;
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The Grey Old Cottage.
In the valley between "Longbrigg" and "Highclose," in the f...

The Golden Crown.
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Gather The Flowers.
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The Motherless Birds.
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Chinese Proverbs.
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Asaph
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The Pleasant Sail.
Down by the sea-coast is the pleasant town of Saco, Where M...

No Payno Work.
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A Good Act For Another.
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Pledge.
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Or, Honesty Rewarded.
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The Trusty Dog.
I am glad to introduce to you, the noble dog whose picture ...



THE SHEPHERD AND HIS BIBLE.








A poor shepherd, living among the Alps, the father of a large family,
for whose wants he provided with great difficulty, purchased an old
Bible from a dealer in old cloths and furniture. On Sunday evening, as
he was turning over the leaves, he noticed several of them were pasted
together. He immediately began to separate the pasted leaves with
great care. Inside of these leaves he found carefully enclosed a bank
bill of five hundred dollars. On the margin of one of the pages was
written these words: "I gathered together money with very great
difficulty, but having no natural heirs but those who have absolutely
need of nothing, I make thee, whosoever shall read this Bible, my
natural heir."

We cannot promise our young friends that they will find money in the
leaves of their Bibles, but you may be assured that if you study its
pages, and follow its precepts, you will find wisdom, which is better
than silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.





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