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THE MATCH BOY.
VUOU here have presented a sight that is often to
be seen in the streets of all large cities. The poor
little fellow as you see has no shoes, or stockings,
Sno nice shirt, and with all his clothes in tatters, is
called a "Match Boy." He carries on his arm a
basket containing Matches, and as he goes along he
cries out aloud, Matches I! buy any Matches !' Some
cruel hearted and thoughtless men answer him gruff-
(^ ly No, be off. Others, like the one in the picture,
are more kind, and often give him some money when
they do not want any Matches. He has no shoes,
and it is winter.
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S unity of seeing much of the world ; others, may not
ever travel in distant lands, you will on your return
memories of childhood.
TLhOW pleasant it is for us to think over the daysit-
in that are past. Some of you may have an opportu-
it of seeing much of the world ; others, may not
go many miles from home. If any of you should
V. ever travel in distant lands, you will on your return
to your native home, be well prepared to enjoy the
: memories of childhood.
-., The gentleman represented in the picture is visit-
.P ing, the place of his birth. He has been a great j%.'
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traveller. He left home some twenty or thirty years
ago. He has been to Europe and seen all the Kings
and Queens. He went to China and saw the great
Wall. He went to Egypt and saw the Pyramids.
IIHo crossed the great deserts. He went to Africa
S and hunted the lions. After all his travelling he is
tired and you now see him once more on his native
land, and approaching his happy old home. He is
pointing out to his son, the big tree under whose /
S shade he gamboled in the days of his youth. There
too is the stream in which he used to bathe and fish
with his comrades. i
LAs he goes up the lawn, he points out all the old
objects of interest. The place is much changed, but
he knows it still. He sees the church in which he '
used to kneel and pray. There too is the graveyard ;
I where sleep the bones of his ancestors. There is the '
old school-house in which he first learned to read. f
There is the old mill withitis huge wheel still splash-
ing in the water. But the parents, the minister, the
S kind old miller, his teacher, where are they ? Echo \
fi." answers, dead. They are all gone, and as he tear j
S fully gazes around, there lives but the Meemory of
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IRATS and Mice are very troublesome around
the house. They are found everywhere. They
also annoy the farmer. They get into his corn-
crib. They destroy a great deal of corn. Dogs
and cats are useful in driving them away. If you
have a good dog or cat you will soon be rid of
these destructive little customers. You can try
steel traps to catch them. You can catch them
in a figure four trap. You see one in the picture
CHARLIE S PET.
It is on the floor but not set. Your father will
show you how it is made. It is rich sport to catch
rats and then hunt them with dogs in the fields.
The rat can be tamed, and hence Charlie has a rat
for a pet. I will tell you a rat story. A gentleman
travelling in Germany some thirty years ago, was
witness to the following curious circumstance. He
stopped at the Inn for dinner. After dinner, the
master of the house placed on the floor a large dish i(
of soup, and gave a loud whistle. Immediately i
there came into the room a mastiff, a fine cat, an old I
1 raven, and a remarkably large rat with a bell about i
his neck. They all went to the dish and fed togeth-
er; pfter which the dog, cat, and rat, lay before the
fire, while the raven hopped around the room. The '
,landlord explained the familiarity which existed
among the happy family. He informed his guest
that the rat was the most useful of the four animals,
for the noise he made with his bell, had completely
freed the house from the rats and mice with which
it was before infested.
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LI; U HERE are various kinds of Dogs, and they are )
S used for different purposes. The Dog is the most
faithful and one of the most useful of all animals. |
We have the Watch Dog to guard our homes at '
j,-Y night. The great St. Bernard, a native of the Alps.
The dogs of this kind will go miles and miles through i
the deep snow and over high mountains looking for
travellers who may be lost.-The good monks of St.
SBernard place a bottle of wine and some refresh-
menits in a basket and send the dogs all over. They
often find travellers buried in the snow, and by dig-
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S i going save their lives. They then set up a howl, by
Which the monk is called and the rescued man taken
Sto the monk's house. His wants are well provided
for and he is sent on his way rejoicing. The New-
:.y' |foundland Dog is the best companion for children-
i he often rescues persons from drowning. They are
also a good watch dog. They are like the St. Ber- )
S nard very large and black. We also have the Grey-
hound to hunt. The Bloodhound is a ferocious ani-
0 ,imal and is used in many parts of the world for hunt-
: ing runaways. It is a barbarous practice, as the
poor unfortunates are sure to be overtaken and
S attacked. The King Charles is a beautiful little
dog. He is generally all black except the long hair
i on the ears which are tinged with brown. He can
S be taught many tricks, which he will perform at the
Sword of command. He is so small that he is gener-
ally a lady's pet. If you are a good, studious, and
obedient boy perhaps you will soon have a little
Carlo. Study hard and Santa Claus may bring you
S one at Christmas. If he does you must .treat it
kindly and it will love and remain always with you. [
; It will cause you much sport.
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ture. You must reflect what it means, and deter-
0' mine never to be found in a similar situation to poor
little Foolish Bob. Bob is not a bad boy, but he is
a thoughtless boy. He thinks it is hard to have to |
4\ 1 wear the fools cap. Do you know what that is ? It
is a cap of conical form-with the word fool-or L
dunce on it. The boy who does not learn his lessons N
. is placed upon a stool in the centre of the room, and \
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; is compelled to stand there with the cap on and his
hands behind him.
S All thoughtless children laugh at and make fun of
I him. They should not do so. They should pity
Shim. They should by kindness exhort him to study.
S They should not run all the way home shouting
r "little Bob is fool to-day." Because he is a fool to-
day, it does not argue that he will be one to-morrow.
Teachers are sometimes too exacting of little chil-
dren, and if a teacher should say one was a fool, it
Does not make him so. f
jri Various stories are told of the school days of many
J great men. Some of the greatest men who have ever ij
I lived, were, when at school, considered as dunces V
but when they came out in the world, they proved !
they were not. It is related of a great man that
he'was turned out of school and sent home with the
message, "that he had no brains." His father
thought so too, and told him to put this sign on his
head--" To let." He afterwards became one of the
greatest orators in the world.
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THE PRODIGAL SON.
VI IHAT a sad picture we have here You here
rj behold the sad end of a bad boy. There are many
boys who do not believe the stories told of other
boys who do not act as their parents wish. Who
S stay from school. Who, when asked to assist bro-
bS their or sister, either refuse or do so unwillingly.
Such boys will turn out to be just as bad, and as un-
fortunate as those they heard the stories about. I
have heard a great many stories about discontented
and runaway boys. There is a pretty one in the
V BBible called the Prodigal Son. It is related, that a
i THE PRODIGAL SON.
certain rich man had several children. Among them
/ was a young lad. He was discontented at home,
and was no comfort or pleasure to his family. He
one day went and asked his father for his share of j
his father's property. The old man gave him his
S share, and parted from him in tears. The boy went
off. He soon got rid of all his money. He looked
for employment to make more. He was compelled
S to engage as a keeper of swine. He got no better
food than the swine had. He soon saw how foolish
"7: he had been, and wished himself home again. He
went home, asked his father's pardon, and was once
more received as a member of the family. His return
was celebrated by a grand feast; he related his ad-
venture, and determined to be content with his lot
in life, in which God had placed him. All boys who
act as he did, are not so fortunate as to get home
again. The poor fellow you see dead, was compel-
S led to enter the army, and was soon killed. He was
not buried-but eaten by the Cormorants. Had he
remained at home, God would have blessed him, and
Slide would have been prosperous and happy.
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Was there ever so playful an animal? It is not
afraid of children but loves them. See how they
frisk about in the tall grass. Look how they jump
after flies and insects. They are as useful as they
are amusing. When young, they are fine play-fel
lows, and when they grow old, they drive away allste.
jl. the rats and mice. They are clean and nice. It is ,
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very amusing t) see them wet their paws and wash
their faces. The poor kitten is often abused parti-
cularly if he should be so unfortunate as to be black.
It is not right to injure the poor animals, no matter
S how white or how black they may be. None but a
thoughtless children will abuse the pretty and amus-
ing kitten, or the old cat. They are dumb animals,
and therefore ought to be treated kindly. The kit-
ten is as useful as the watch dog, and as you would 4 /
S not dare to take advantage of the dog, you should
not attempt it in the kitten. The picture represents
a thoughtless boy who is about to put the poor black
kitten in the flour. He thinks it will be sport to
flour him and then track him around the house. He
is a cruel boy, for he should know that it is painful
for a kitten to be so roughly handled. See the poor
creature how its eyes are distended and its mouth l
opened in pain. It will soon turn on him and scratch
him severely, and thus punish him for his brutality.
The little kitten when injured, suffers in propor- t
tion as much bodily pain, as the largest of animals.
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LIAVE you ever seen a flock of sheep. It is a
beautiful sight to see a whole flock grazing in some
open pasture land. Such sights are to be seen only
in the country. The flock is always watched by a
man or boy who is called a shepherd. It is his duty
to attend and see that the flock does not wander off
too far, by means of his dog to protect them from
the wolves. If he and his dog cannot drive away
the wolf--he cries aloud wolf wolf! Then all his
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shouted for help no one came. As he did not come | c
friends ome at night,ill the went after. You him, and all heard
found were his blo who several times. calle wolf had killed
and eaten him. Takes no wolf. Hearing from this, and never
tell an thun truth-or if you are detected-as you tey
surely will be, no one will believe you when did come do
shoutell th e truth. Some came the lambs wander frnot com
iSll the flock and get lost. The picture represents one
ho during a severe storm knoke hi ad against the door
of a house. The little girls andoody bone ys dolf had knowilled
and eato make of the noise, but whenom they opened never
tell an untruthe poor if you are detected-as you
1 8 surely will be, no one will believe you when you do
tell thave it, they gave it someti food, and the lost lambs wider from
became flocka great pet. Thu lamb s often become the
who during severe stolr knocked against the door
of a house. The little girls and boys did not know
what to make of the noise, but when they opened
the door the poor lamb walked in. They were glad
to have it, they gave it some food, and the lost lamb
became a great pet. Thus lambs often become the
0( A I playmates of little children. ;
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S>THLE BIRD'S NEST.
: L ERE is a pretty picture. Two boys and a bird's
/ nest. They are bad boys. They are sinning. They /
are robbing some poor bird of her nest and eggs. i
It is robbery, because they are taking what does
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A' not belong to them. The nest has four beautiful ,
little speckled eggs in it. How sad the poor bird
will feel when she comes home at night and finds her .,
Snest and eggs gone. She now has no eggs to sit on.
She has no nice warm nest to shelter her from the //
Strain and cold. She will never sing again. She will
lament the loss of the nest and eggs. She will not 7 f
/ eat, and will soon die. Poor bird. It is wrong to \
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S rob the poor bird of her eggs and nest. She was a
Long time building the nest, and she had much pain
S in bringing the hair and straw from the fields. Those 4
boys have not kind hearts. They do not love their
little.playmates, and therefore have no pity for the J
S poor birds. If they did pity the bird they would
only look at, and admire, but not steal the nest. ) J
They deserve a good whipping, and if their parents
knew how bad they were, they would surely be whip.
I hope you will never be so bad as those boys.
When you find a nest do not allow any one to injure
it. Little birds will soon sing and chirp for you.
SThey will return next spring and gladden you with
sweet'songs. If you should injure any of their nests
or themselves, they will fly off to other lands. Then
S there will be no song to awaken you in the morning
C and all the woods will be sad and dreary. A little
boy once took a bird's nest home, and when his Fa- |3
other saw it, he scolded him and told him never to do
S so again. Some days after he was trying to get a
S nest off a tree that overhung a brook, the limb broke '
She fell into the water and was drowned. God pun-
E!i ^ islhed himn for his disobedience.
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1 W HEN we see a beautiful and magestic ship
standing out to sea, we often wish we were going in
her. It is a beautiful sight, but who knows if she
will ever reach a friendly port ? God alone. The
sea is not always so smooth and lake like, as we see
2" it sometimes. The winds blow, the sea rises to 1 :
i great heights, the lightning flash and the thunders
roar, and soon the' sails of the ship are rent asunder,
and she is left to the mercy of the winds and waves.
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THE SHIPWRECK. 1
The American brig Commerce, Capt. Riley, sailed )
from Boston for the Cape de Verde Islands. They
were wrecked on the African coast in August of
1815. After great difficulty they reached the shore
S only to be driven off 1by the savage Arabs. They
steered for the Islands, and praying to God to pro-
tect them from any further perils, determined to
brave the storm rather than be inurdered on shore.
They coasted along for four days, and were then
compelled to land for water. They were discover-
ed by Arabs who were watering their horses. The
sailors bowed themselves to the ground with every
mark of submission, and by signs implored mercy- i
but all in vain.
The Arabs seized them, robbed them, stripped
them, and finally carried them all off as slaves.
They were naked and barefooted, and so could not
go fast. They were hurried on at the point of the
sword. One bowl of camels' milk was all each man
got a day, at night they were confined in a pen with
cattle. They were finally sold to Sedi Hamet an
African trader. They were ransomed by the Amer-
ican consul, who clothed and fed them. They soon
got another ship and were fortunate enough to get
home once more.
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kPj JANY years ago there resided in one of the
Southern States a family composed of four persons.
A father, mother, son, and Grandmother of the
boy, were the members of that family. The man
was an humble farmer. Soon after his marriage the /
war of 1812 took place. He, like most of America's
noble sons, bid his family farewell, and marched to
Sthe defence of his country. He fought, bled and
died in the noble cause. It is sweet to die for one's
country. He left nothing to his family-but his
honorable name. When his wife heard the sad tid-
ings of his death, she became almost frantic. The
world seemed a blank to her, now that she had lost
her partner and adviser. She wished not to live, *
ox son-the image of her departed husband-was to be
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and education-but her system had received a shock
from which it could never recover. She soon fol- F
I lowed her husband to the tomb. She died of a broken
S heart. The little boy seemed to comprehend the
full extent of his loss, and throwing his arms around /
the neck of his Grandmother said, Oh I will love
and cherish you, I will be dutiful and obedient to
S you in all things. Oh what a blessing, what a con-
solution is a dutiful child. After the last sad rites }
S had been paid to his mother's remains, he commen- l
S ced going to the village school. He attended school
daily. He never played truant as bad boys do. He
(r, loved to study. He was kind to his schoolmates, .
[ig, respectful to his Teacher, loving and obedient to his
Grandmother. He was such a fine and sweet lad fl
that the villagers gave him the honorable name of
Si Dutiful Jem.
) After a few years study, he set out for New York '
to become a clerk. He was not long in that capaci-
ty, before his employers noticed his great business i
tact and moral worth, and accordingly he was made
!'A eone of the firm. He soon became the leader of a 1
large firm. During all his good fortune he never for
a moment forgot his kind Grandmother. He brought
her to New York to live with him. She died some
time ago, invoking Heaven's choicest blessings on her
Vl dutiful boy. His name is known all over the world
as the Prince of merchants, and when asked for the
.4 ^ secret of his good fortune, lie will answer,-obedi
ence to parents.
| VVILLIE'S CHRISTMAS PRESENT.
SHRISTMAS comes on the 25th of December of .
S every year. It is a day of great rejoicing. It is on
the eve of Christmas, that we all hang up our stock-
ings on each side of the fire-place. We hang them
for presents from Santa Claus, or good old St. Ni-
r cholas. He comes down the chimney when we are
all asleep, and puts nice toys and play-things in the
stockings of all good boys and girls. Santa Claus (
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is a good old fellow, but he does not like bad boys ;
or girls, and so never leaves them anything. Last fC;
Christmas he visited a house where there was a bro-
Sther and sister. The boy was good and obedient,
S the girl was peevish and naughty. She would not
learn her lessons or go to school unless compelled.
I' Santa Claus put some nice toys in Willie's stocking,
V and only a bundle of rods in Ellen's. Of course, U
Christmas morning Willie and Ellen were up early
to see what they had from Santa Claus. Willie soon
S sounded a nice drum-blew a loud trumpet, and
S shouldered a beautiful little gun. Ellen commenced
to cry when she saw the rods. Her mother their
/ gave her some good advice, and told her why Santa y
Claus did not leave any thing for her. She promis-
ed to amend and be a good girl. Her mothlE then
went out and brought in Willie, who carried in his
arms some pretty dresses and some toys as a gift
from mother to Ellen, Ellen threw her arms around
S his neck and promised to be as good if not better
than himself. She tried hard-was good-and next
Year Santa Claus will not forget her-but leave her
a double portion.
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