There are many plays in which children may amuse themselves so as to

benefit both the mind and body. Exercise is very essential to the

health, and all children should accustom themselves to such exercise

as will give elasticity too all the muscles of the body. Some

children often play too hard, and others, before they get through

playing, get to quarrelling. Children never appear so badly as when

they quarrel with each
other. Joseph and William, Jane and little

Susan, are out in the garden playing "hide and seek," around the

summer house. William became a little contrary, because everything in

the play did not suit him, and declared he would run away. Children

should never let anger rise in their bosoms because of some small

mistake on the part of others. They should always overlook all

mistakes, forgive all injuries, and learn to love each other when at

play, as well as when at school. Good children will play together,

without getting angry, and it is a pretty sight to see such children

all happy in each other's society and enjoying their pleasant pastimes

with cheerful and happy hearts.

Our evil actions spring like trees,

From small and hidden seeds;

We think, or wish some wicked thing,

And then do wicked deeds.

Whoever dares to tell a lie,

Whoever steals a pin,

Whoever strikes an angry blow,

Has done a deed of sin.