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LEAVITT & ALLEN.
COLUMBUS AND THE FtO.
COLUMBUS AND THE EGG.
IT is said that Columbus was one
day invitedl to dinner by one of the
grandees of Spain. All honors were
paid to him, with great respect. One
of the- company who was present on
that ocea-ion, was very jealous of the
honors that were showered upon Co-
lumbus, and asked him, if it should
hap'on that he had not discovered the
Indies, whether there were not other
persons who were capable of the enter-
prise. Columbus did not answer, but
took an egg. and asked the company
to make it stand on one end; but they
could not succeed, when le struck it
upon the table, breaking one end so
that it stood. This showed that when
once the way to the'New Worl,1 was
opened, it was very easy to follow it.
SEE here, these little children have
been quarrelling over a game of nine-
pins. This is very wrong. Little boys
and girls should try to play without
allowing their tempers to rise; and all
games of chance should be carefully
avoided, as they lead to bad results.
See how his little sister is crying,
while Charlie is explaining to his mo-
th6r how it happened. We hope he
did not tell her a story. Little boys
should carefully avoid speaking un-
truths because they make bad worse.
Dt\\w your chairs near children and
listen attentively while grandmother
tells I was once young as you are,
children ; it seems very strange to you,
but so it nas. Well, when I was a
little girl, my father lived on a farm,
many miles from here; we had sheep
and cattle, and horses, and I used to
ride on horseback almost every day.
My father bought me a nice little pony,
with a great long silky mane and tail,
and I used to take such delight in
galloping over the fields and meadows
on his back. I became bory fon, of
my little pony anld lu ,'f me, for he
wuuld toss up his hla.nd and neigh,
whenever I came near him.
WuAT a beautiful sight it is to see
a band of brothers and sisters, affec-
tionate and living together in peace
and happiness. What a kind brother
that one is in the picture. Ie watches
while his little sister takes a short nap,
keeping away the bug-, and fearful
lest anything holdd happen to disturb
her slumhers.-Sleep on little girl in
security,filr by yrur sile sits your noble
little brother keeping watch-Ah!
what a ;bautiful thilng is the love of a
brother, surp-issing all other love it
clings to it? object through all reverses
of fortune, and is *?wallowed up only in
THE FLOWER GARDEN.
Cnr.\nLs's farther gave him a small
flower gardlcn on conilitions that he
would water it and attend to it in a
proper manner. Chnrley was leligliteil
and readily promised to do it. So
every day saw him busily engaged in
THE FLOWER GARDEN.
weeding and watching his little garden,
so that in course of time it became
quite a curiosity, it was s,: pretty, and
looked so fresh. lie wiuuld frequently
employ his little sister to carry water
for him; and she, dear little girl that
she was, was always ready and willing
to help him, and took as much pride
in the appearance of the little garden,
as did her brother.
WHAT anice little group they make,
don't they. Harry's mother hears
him his A B Cs. John and Mary
stand along side to enjoy a good laugh
at their little brother's mistakes. See
he has called B, R, an.' K, 11, and
cannot be made to undcl stand the dif.
ference. If his mother would only
hear him repeat the alphabet by rote,
then he would get along well ennnuh.
But she says lie will never learn that
way, she must skip him about, and get
him familiar with the shape and form
of.the letters, and tlhn he will be able
to tell any one he lays Iis eves on,.
and in this way learn to read soon.
HEns is a little Savoyar.d anil his
marmot. The savoyard, children
make their living by going around the
streets in France, with an organ, and
a monkey, just like our organ Srinders
here. They are natives of Savoy, a
country Eouth of France. They
are a very innocent set of little relloows,
and teach their maurnuts to do a va-
riety of umuiing tricks. They are
very fund of them, and seem to take a
great leal of pride in having them well
taught. When these marmots die,
their young masters shell minny bitter
tears, and make a grave to bury