The two sisters


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The two sisters
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Kidder, Daniel P
Lane & Scott
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I DAE ~ay most of the li
girls and'boys who wnll red
Story have seen a iwer
called the "Daisy." Every
one loves the daisy, because
it looks so modest and gentle,
peeping its little head above
the green grass. We love it,


too, because it shows itself
when the fine weather begins
and when the bright spring
days are coming on. Of
that is a happy, cheerful
e. The little birds begin
to sig in the groves ain
woeli md Jittle boys am
gils talk of taking pleasant
walks in the green fields.
One fine spring morning
I was taking a walk, and
thinking howbeautiful every

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thing appeared, when I saw
two little girls plucking
daisies. I spoke to them:
'they each made a little
oourtesy, and answered me
very properly; but, A
they both behaved very
prettily, I saw that one w
mmeh happier than the other.
I will tell you what I know
They were sisters; their
mem were Ellen and May

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Smith. Ellen looked cheer.
ful and happy; Mary looked
peevish and sad. They both
gathered daisies: Ellen tied
hers up in a neat little bunch,
to take home to her little
brother, who was ill, and
could not go out into the green
fields as they could. Mary
tore hers to pieces and scatter-
ed their pretty leaves about on
the grass; but she soon grew
tired of this, and said to


Ellen, in a very cross tone,
"Come, Ellen, do not stay
here all day: I am tired. I
want to go home. Do not
stop to pick any more
flowers: what a long time
you take ?
"Stop a minute," said
Ellen; I only want to
gather a little piece ofground-
sel for mother's canary. I
will not stay long. But why
do you not gather some

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lowers for poor little Johnny,
Mary? He would be so
pleased with them, for you
know he cannot walk out
to see them as we can.
Poor little boy! he is obliged
to lie in bed all day."
"I cannot pick any," said
Mary; "I am too tired; No
come, Ellen, come."

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ELE.m gathered the ground-
ael, and Mary and she took
the road across the field
which led to their cottage;
but there was a great dif-
ence in these little girl, eve
in walking home. May
walked in the mud, not think-
ing what trouble it would be
for her mother to clean her


shoes. Ellen picked out the
clean places, and tripped
along without making her
shoes very dirty. The mud,
of course, made Mary's feet
wet and uncomfortable, and
she began to grumble, say.
ing, "I wish mother would
buy me some new shoes;
these are so old that the
water comes through them."
Why do you walk in the
mud, then?" said Ellen.


"My feet are not wet, be.
cause I walk in the dry path;
why do you not walk here,
too, Mary?"
Because I do not care if
I do take cold; mother ought
to buy me some new shoes."
"O, Mary, how naughty
you are to talk so!" said
Ellen. "You know mother
often goes without things
herself to give them to u;
and now she has so much to

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pay the doctor for coming to
see poor Johnny, that I am.
sure she has not any to span
for shoes."

HM 0w OF A PEmx.
MAb stillwent op grumbling,
till she came to a shop where
apples and cakes were ex-
posed in the window for sale,
when she called out, "0,
what nice apples! Ishall p

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and buy some. Mr Biown,
the lodger, gave me a penny
th morning for holding her
Now, Mary," said Elle
"why do you not save your
penny to buy shoes with ?"
"Why, what will a penny
bay?" said Mary.
SIt will buya gieat many
thing ifproperly spent; iad,
eu if you save it, you
wll have more than me

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penny soon. I have saved
my pence for three weta,
and have bought a neat
little Testament and a Bible
too," said Ellen, "and I
mean to save for a great
many more books."
"I shall never do that,"
answered Mary. "I like to
spend my money when I
get any; it is not often, snd
I must have a few apples
and cakes sometimes, so you

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need not say any more about
that, Ellen. If you choose
to e so foolish, I shall not;
I shall spend all the money
I can get in sweets and nice
things to eat, so do not talk
to me about saving."
"Mary," said Ellen, "I
wish you would not be so
cros. I should be so happy
this fine pleasant morning,
if you were not so out of
temper; let us have a run,

and take these pretty fiowm
hereto poor Johnny: cease
along, Mary." And she toek
Mary's hand in hers, that
they might un together;
hat Mary snatched away her
hand, and would not un.
She was a elfish little girl,
and thought of nothing but
her own wants When
little girls are like My
mith, they are never happy;
those m the moat happ

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wha like Ellen, think mot.
of pleasing others.

PESwNry, the little gib
reached home, and there
was their little brother on
his bed by the window,
anxiously watching for his
sisters; and when he heard
Ellen's merry voice at the
gate his eyes brightened

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and he tried to sit a little
more up in the bed, that he
might see them better and
talk to them. In ran Ellen,
holding up her bunch of
daies for Johnny to see.
"O, what pretty daisies!"
said the little sick boy; "I
wish I could walk out and
see them growing in the
"I knew you could not
do that, dear," said Ellen;

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"so I b oght these home
for you."
"0, are they for me?"
sad he, looking very pleas-
"Yes; ad I will put them
in your pretty mug, and set
them on the table beside
your bed, that you may lie
and look at them."
"Thank you, thank you,
dear sister," said Johnny,
kissing her; and Ellen went

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running off to A itf Ak
could help her mother
All this time Mary sat on
a little stool, with her finger
in her mouth, looking half
lky and half ashamed.
"What is the matter,
Mary?" said Johnny, when
Ellen had left the room;
"you do not look happy."
"No, I am not happy,"
said Mary.
"Bat why not, sitert

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Ma Di -happy, why a
not you?"
S0, Johnny! dear John-
ny?" said Mary, oryabO 'i
am not half a go6hl -
Ellen; she is alwap Aod,
and that makes her always
"Is that the reason why,
Mary? Then why aie not
you always good, that you
might be always happy? It
is so plea*t Ai fel happy,

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and see others h ,* i sid
"I knownot why, Johnny,
I cannot be as good as Elen
is; I always grumble aqo
feel croes. I wish I knew
how to be better; indeed I

"WHAT do you wish?" said
her mother, who entered the
room at this moment

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"il- IouS be w Wkd,
and cheerful, and happy to
EFle. mother. I do rely
wish to be like her, but I
know not how."
"I am very much plead
to hear you say so," said her
mother. "I have often felt
very sorry to see you give
way to a naughty, .Wllen,
selfish temper, and wished
you had some of your sister's
sweetness of diqpotion; and

you mutbomm morm Ik

"O, do tefmie, motbm
awn I will try."
"Thk is the Weree, my
dee; she is always 611yg
to please otheu, and dow
not think rauch about 6em
seir; she is conateted with
everything she has and, wm
4%ad of giumlling because

has no

O. be gaod f i4 makenb.e
hbppy: she kneels dow"r
er little bed-ftom evey
WonmWg and evening, d
'|r that God would teach
wtr o be likeB.theLoi Jeem,
wbui ire beves in and
low; them h reaS her
bate se a ow Jemuacd,

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and ties love him mmt*
and to be ke him. If yeo
do the amae, Mary, you ,
soon be happy."
From that day little Mary
became an altered child.
Instead of being peevish, she
was cheerful; instead of
being unhappy, she nmae
every one'about her happy,
and in a short time people
began to like Mary as much
a Ellen. Johnny was --

Nghted to see i*? a ppy,
fr he love4his8f I ,
'ri rejoiced at th*
ohany" and Mary often
aid, she hoped she eudd -
never again feel as she d'
on the morning when she
kicked the daisies. And it
11 a pretty sight to see art,
only Ellen, but Mary, iA
their quiet litMle bed-room,
kneeling down to ask God,
hr the sake of Jesus Chriht


tD bw *4sm by the H*

l ibbJew& 4ewtb

We must a& belie~w 4a
jam whoied ontho a no
to Ise us and oam 0him
who w meek and lowly
m heart, if we would hfn
YWt for ow wu* m Ild hba
ws peace and joy.
THR mb.

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