Front Cover
 Front Matter
 Title Page
 Summer mornings
 Full of pictures
 A great storm
 Bad dreams
 "Blue waters"
 Doggie's supper
 A Turkish city
 Through the snow
 A lamp unto my feet
 Islands in the sea
 The garden of Eden
 Father's library
 A church spire
 Reading to the sick
 Dot and Daisy
 Catching a fly
 Little Daisy's grave
 A pleasant scene
 About the child Jesus
 In full sail
 Very sick
 Balak and Balaam
 "What is the matter?"
 A hunting party
 The sailing party
 Determined to learn
 Rosa's kitten
 The shepherd boy and his dog
 Writing a sermon
 A wreck
 Watching for Papa
 In trouble
 A log-house
 Bible pictures
 Ancient Thebes
 The wise men, worshipping the child...
 "Now I lay me down to sleep"
 The bee-hives
 The evening lesson
 Sea-gulls and penguins
 Lucy and the bird
 Islands within the tropics
 The old man's comfort
 Lillie and Dickey
 The swan
 The Arabian horse
 The dear little baby
 Walking with mother
 Christ weeping over Jerusalem
 The swallows
 My son
 The old home
 The snowbird
 All the family
 A B C, A B C
 Back Cover

Title: Pleasant pictures for young children
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Title: Pleasant pictures for young children
Physical Description: 2, 126 p. : ill. ; 16 cm.
Language: English
Creator: American Tract Society ( Publisher )
Publisher: American Tract Society
Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: c1871
Subject: Christian life -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
Children's stories   ( lcsh )
Children's stories -- 1871   ( lcsh )
Bldn -- 1871
Genre: Children's stories   ( lcsh )
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Source Institution: University of Florida
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Table of Contents
    Front Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
    Front Matter
        Front Matter
    Title Page
        Title 1
        Title 2
    Summer mornings
        Page 1
        Page 2
    Full of pictures
        Page 3
        Page 4
    A great storm
        Page 5
        Page 6
    Bad dreams
        Page 7
        Page 8
    "Blue waters"
        Page 9
        Page 10
    Doggie's supper
        Page 11
        Page 12
    A Turkish city
        Page 13
        Page 14
    Through the snow
        Page 15
        Page 16
    A lamp unto my feet
        Page 17
        Page 18
        Page 19
        Page 20
    Islands in the sea
        Page 21
        Page 22
        Page 23
        Page 24
    The garden of Eden
        Page 25
        Page 26
    Father's library
        Page 27
        Page 28
    A church spire
        Page 29
        Page 30
    Reading to the sick
        Page 31
        Page 32
    Dot and Daisy
        Page 33
        Page 34
    Catching a fly
        Page 35
        Page 36
    Little Daisy's grave
        Page 37
        Page 38
    A pleasant scene
        Page 39
        Page 40
        Page 41
        Page 42
    About the child Jesus
        Page 43
        Page 44
    In full sail
        Page 45
        Page 46
    Very sick
        Page 47
        Page 48
    Balak and Balaam
        Page 49
        Page 50
    "What is the matter?"
        Page 51
        Page 52
    A hunting party
        Page 53
        Page 54
    The sailing party
        Page 55
        Page 56
    Determined to learn
        Page 57
        Page 58
        Page 59
        Page 60
    Rosa's kitten
        Page 61
        Page 62
    The shepherd boy and his dog
        Page 63
        Page 64
    Writing a sermon
        Page 65
        Page 66
    A wreck
        Page 67
        Page 68
    Watching for Papa
        Page 69
        Page 70
        Page 71
        Page 72
    In trouble
        Page 73
        Page 74
    A log-house
        Page 75
        Page 76
    Bible pictures
        Page 77
        Page 78
    Ancient Thebes
        Page 79
        Page 80
    The wise men, worshipping the child Jesus
        Page 81
        Page 82
        Page 83
        Page 84
    "Now I lay me down to sleep"
        Page 85
        Page 86
    The bee-hives
        Page 87
        Page 88
    The evening lesson
        Page 89
        Page 90
    Sea-gulls and penguins
        Page 91
        Page 92
    Lucy and the bird
        Page 93
        Page 94
    Islands within the tropics
        Page 95
        Page 96
    The old man's comfort
        Page 97
        Page 98
        Page 99
        Page 100
    Lillie and Dickey
        Page 101
        Page 102
    The swan
        Page 103
        Page 104
        Page 105
        Page 106
    The Arabian horse
        Page 107
        Page 108
    The dear little baby
        Page 109
        Page 110
    Walking with mother
        Page 111
        Page 112
    Christ weeping over Jerusalem
        Page 113
        Page 114
    The swallows
        Page 115
        Page 116
    My son
        Page 117
        Page 118
    The old home
        Page 119
        Page 120
    The snowbird
        Page 121
        Page 122
    All the family
        Page 123
        Page 124
    A B C, A B C
        Page 125
        Page 126
    Back Cover
        Cover 1
        Cover 2
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Mother and sister May seeing Nettie thus seated
Sone morning, came down to join her, and Nettie
Exclaimed, "0 mother, I have been thinking all this
while about my Sunday-school lesson, and the Sea
of Galilee, and the blessed Jesus and his disciples-
Swhen the disciples had been out all night, and in
the morning they saw the Lord standing on the
shore, and he said to them, 'Children, have you
any meat?' And they said 'No.' Then he bid
them let down for the draught of fishes. 0 mother,
how I wish I could see the Lord Jesus, just as he
appeared to the disciples that morning, standing
on the shore."
"We have the blessed Jesus always with us, my
, daughter," said the mother, "he is with you as you
sit upon the shore, and though we may not see him
with our bodily eyes, we should feel his presence.
SLearn to do his bidding, dear Nettie, and when he
says to you, as he did to Simon Peter that same
morning, 'Lovest thou me?' may you be able to an-
swer from your heart, as did that chosen apostle,
'Lord, thou knowest all things, thou knowest that
I love thee.'"


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"ALL pictures, sister Cecil ?" said the children.
"Yes, all pictures ; come and see."
"Not one word of reading ?" said Lizzie.
"No, not one word of reading," said Cecil. "We
shall have to tell the reading ourselves."
"Why, what a funny book!" Let us read the
pictures, sister. Oh, see, here is a boy with a big
dog; he is loving him very hard. Poor fellow, let
us pat him, Chubby." And Chubby's little hand
was on the dog as she said "poor fellow," too.
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"And see, sister Cecil, here is a picture of the
big elephant who took the little boy on his trunk,
and gave him back to his mother."
S "And here is about the lambs, sister," said May.
' "Oh, please tell us the lamb story."
SSister Cecil took the book and looked carefully
at the picture, and then told the story.
"Once there was a shepherd who had a large
flock of sheep, and one of the sheep had two little
lambs-little soft, curly things, as white as snow.
One little lamb loved the pleasant pasture and the
cool brook that sang through it, but the other lamb
was always wandering off in search of a more pleas-
ant place. One day this little lamb ran away into
the shadows of a cool forest, and could not find its
way home; when night came it was very much
frightened by hearing the wolves howling all around.
"The next day the shepherd came to search for
his lost lamb, and found it almost perished with
cold and hunger, and he put it on his shoulders,
and brought it home to the fold."'
"Just like the good Shepherd in the Bible, sis- '.
ter," said Lizzie.

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she would come safe to land," said Jemmy Slae,

the big rocks, and we can do nothing to save her!"
One old man, with long white hair floating in
the wind, looked up as Jamie spoke, and said :
"Jamie has spoken the right word: if the Lord
SJesus was only on board the ship, he could bring

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sand, and an earnest prayer went up to Him who
holds the ocean in the hollow of his hand; who
alone can make the storm cease so that the waves
are still. It seemed as if the sight of the humble
folk on the beach filled the hearts of the men on
I board with fresh hope; voices were lifted up in
earnest prayer to God; and then once more all
Sent to work with a will, the vessel was lightened,
and in a little while there was a lull in the storm,
"I the ship I,.1 i.liU-, floated out into deeper water,
and they were saved.
S"I think, granny," said Jamie, as they walked
home, "I think the Lord Jesus must have come on
board that ship himself; for it seemed as if there
was no hope for them, till they cried to him."
"Yes, indeed, Jamie, the Lord Jesus heard their
prayer, for he is full of compassion. They cried
unto him in their distress, and he saved them. Yes,
Indeed, he was there among them."

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things, would follow the cook around, begging for

something nice to eat, or coax mamma for goodies
of some kind or other. He looked like a glutton,
too : his cheeks puffed out so far they half hid his
eyes, and I do n't know how his mouth looked, as
I never saw him when he was not munching some-
,i thing. What do you think of him, little reader?
I hope you will never follow his example.
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The vice of gluttony increased upon John Stein,
Sand he had many violent attacks of sickness caused
Sby over-eating.
One evening he came home and ordered a hot
supper which he enjoyed very much, and then ta-
king a hot drink he went to bed.
He had not been long asleep before he was
overtaken by fearful dreams, and had what is called
"nightmare." He dreamed that a table was spread
before him, and though its fdainties were within his
Reach, he could not approach it to taste of them.
In the effort to reach it he awoke with great
fear and trembling, and i i_. -awake in the watches
of the night, it seemed as if the Spirit of the Lord
strove with him in his .heart. "Ah," said he to
Himself, "this dream is a warning to me against the
life I am leading; the glorious gospel feast has
Been often spread before me, and I have turned
Sway, loving better my own appetites and pleas-
ures." And he arose from his bed, and kneeling,
he humbly prayed God to help him, and that by
the aid of his Holy Spirit he might be fed with the
true Bread of life, that cometh down from heaven."
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a' a mirror, and of the clearest blue; high hills

and rocky bluffs enclosed it, but on the soutl hern

--, side there was a broad opening from the meadow
k to the water's edge. We had light skiffs in which
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to the water's edge. We had light skiffs in which
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children would dip our little hands into the rippling
surface, and "push the waters along," as we used
to say.
Then we would row to the opposite bank, about
a mile from the meadow, and pick whortleberries
in our little tin pails. Some children had seen rat-
tlesnakes among the bushes, and Susie Brace once
said she- plainly heard a snake shaking his rattle;
Sso we were very careful not to go where we might
meet such unpleasant company. Brother Willie
said he "could kill any serpent he met, with a big
club he always carried." Perhaps he might, but
we found that when danger was near, he could run
Saway faster than any of the girls.
Mother told us very often that she wished we
could learn to avoid sin and its consequences, as
we did the dangers apprehended from the snakes
among the bushes. Not that we need be cowards,
mother said, but if assailed by deadly evil, come
forth and fight with the weapons of the Christian.
But learn to avoid all dangerous places of amuse-
ment, and evil company, for they are just dens of
vipers. o1
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o 1oggie's Supp or.
S CHARLIE GREY is a very 'nd-hearted little boy;
he is kind to his brothers and sisters, and to his
schoolmates; he also loves all kinds of animals, and
is kind to cats, and dogs, and birds, and all living
One afternoon, as he was returning from school,
he met Jim Stokes, with a shaggy-looking dog un-
Sder his arm.
Come along with me, Charlie," said Jim; I
am going to the brook to give this dog a ducking;
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he is a snarling little fellow, and will fight for his
life, but we will pelt him with stones if he tries to
come ashore."
"Poor little fellow," said Charlie; "do you mean
to drown him? If so, do it at once, and do n't
teaze the poor doggie. He is a bright-looking dog;
what will you take for him ?"
Oh, I'll sell him cheap, Charlie; you may have
him for two shillings, and I lose my dog and the
sport of drowning him."
Charlie Grey counted out his pennies and gave
them to Jim, and then took the dog in his arms,
S and started for home.
The shaggy creature' looked as though he had
heard all that had been said, and barked for joy,
v..._.i,_ lhis tail as if much pleased. A bed was
made for doggie in a half barrel in the shed, and
Charlie brought him part of his own supper, for he
was very hungry. Charlie and doggie became great
friends. Many a happy hour have they spent to-
gether; and many a good turn the dog has done
him; so that he feels very thankful that he saved
him from Jim Stokes and a watery grave.
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SI T-. figure of a crescent or full moon is alw- '
bI-" i up.on the Turkish flag or national standard,
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1 A picture or elsewhere, by seeing the figure of a cres- .
,,, cent upon the towers and mosques of the city.
The Turks are not Christians, but followers of
S a prophet called Mohammed, who was born in the
city of Mecca in Arabia, about six hundred years
; after Christ. The book which the Mohammedans ..
Suse instead of our Bible, is called the Koran or .
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J' Readings," just as our word Bible means "The ,
Their churches are called "mosques," and are
square buildings of stone, with a square court in
Front. About every mosque are six high towers,
called "minarets," each of which has three little 'i
open galleries, one above another; and from these
I"' towers, instead of a bell, the people are called to ..
Sprayer at certain hours of the day by men appointed -.
i- for the purpose. l
In the city of Constantinople are over three
hundred mosques. The imperial mosques, fifteen i'
in number, are called the finest in the world. The
MIohammedans are not allowed to enter the mosques
with hoes or stockings on, but must take them off .
at the entrance. The pavements are covered with
pieces of stuff sewed together, wide enough to hold
a row of men sitting or kneeling.
S The Mohammedans hold their Koran in great '
reverence, and dare not touch it without being first
Swashed; and it is read with great care and respect.
But it does not show them the Saviour. ''
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PIERRE LAUNTE and his little boy once came -very
near perishing in a snow-storm upon the moun-
tains. They had been to a distant height to visit
a sick nman, and soon after they turned on their
homeward track a heavy storm set in, almost blind-
ing the travellers with the beating wind and snow.
They all had stout staves in their hands, which
were of great assistance to them as they climbed
from peak to peak, breasting the storm. But after
a while the snow- drifted so in the passes, that little


Franz sank exhausted with the efforts made to press
on, and his father raised him and bearing him in his
arms, travelled on till his own strength failed him.
"Wont God come and help us, father, and take
us to a safe place ?" said little Franz.
"We'll ask him, my boy," said Pierre. And
there, upon the drifting snow, father and son knelt
and prayed that He who walked upon the waves
of the Sea of Galilee, would come to them in their i
distress, and save them.
"I feel stronger now, father," said the boy as
he arose from his knees, "and I can walk round
the point of the cliff where the wind is not so
strong. See, see, father!" And below, in a shel-
tered nook, a little light trembled like a star.
"It must be a shepherd's cabin, Franz,". said
Pierre. "We may fihd shelter there till morning."
So with fresh courage they pressed on through
the blinding storm, Pierre carefully guiding little
Franz till they reached a rude cabin where was a
bright fire of pine boughs, and they rested till
morning. God indeed heard their prayer, and '
saved them from perishing in the snow.


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God's commandments, and keeping his testimonies,
statutes, and judgments.
He says in one verse, "How sweet are thy words
unto my taste, yea, sweeter than honey unto my
mouth ;" and in another verse, "The word of thy
mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and
silver." And in the beautiful verse we have already
quoted, "Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a
] light unto my path."
Thus we see how precious was the blessed word i
of God- to king David; and shall not we be wise
if we take the word of God for our lamp and our
Slight? Following its guiding rays it will lead us
into the path that leads to everlasting life. /
And if we take the word of God for a light unto
, our path, how safely would we be protected amid
the dangers that encompass us; for it would enable
us to see the snares and pitfalls that lie in our path.
SWe can all have the light of the glorious gospel for
our guide if we will; our heavenly Father has offer-
ed it to us all, he is not willing that one of his little
ones should perish in the darkness of sin. May
God guide our feet into the way of life.
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JENNY LEWIS never will neglect her studies. If
she has a lesson to learn, she will go in a room by
herself, and take her books and sit right down and
go to work cheerfully and pleasantly-no cross
looks, as if it were a punishment.
One day mamma had gone visiting, and Jenny
had to study her French verbs, and her spelling
and geography lessons; so she went into the library
where it was quiet, and commenced her task. By-
and-by her little sister Alice came in and said,

"Please, Jenny, come and play in my cubby-house.
S I have got Pussy and Ponty, and I want my Jenny."
Jenny said, "Pretty soon, Ally; let me study a
little longer, and then I will play with you."
So little Ally ran away to her cubby-house, and
Jenny soon conquered her lessons, and put away
her books, and went and had a nice play with dear
little Ally. "Oh," said she to herself, as she ran
down the stairs, "how much more I shall enjoy
my play now all my lessons are learned; now, Ally,
i we'll have a merry time." And they did have a
very merry time, and Pussy and Ponty behaved
their very best.
When mamma came home she felt very glad
that her little daughter had studied her lessons well
before she began to play. "You will always.feel
happier, my dear children," said mamma, "if you
do not allow pleasure, however tempting, to inter-
fere with your daily duties."
It is a good rule for every one to remember,
"Duty before pleasure." But we are very apt to
forget this good rule, just at the moment when we
most need to bear it in mind.
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Islands in the Sea.
THERE is a group of islands, seven in number,
off the coast of New -Hampshire, and about ten
Smiles from the main land, which are called, "The '
Isles of Shoals." They are formed by abrupt rocks .
i. coming right up out of the deep sea. On one of
them-is a lighthouse only, on another only two
fishermen's houses. One island has quite a little
settlement upon it, and a little church and parson- 'i
Sage, and a small hotel; -this is Star Island, or Gos-
-. port. The largest island was formerly called Smut-

.' ty-nose, but now is called Appledore, and has a
Very large hotel upon it, and is quite a place of
summer resort. The other islands, called "Hog
Island," "Duck Island," and'" Londoners" are '
Small and uninhabited. ;
The large island, Appledore, is just a ledge of
Stocks, barely covered with soil sufficient for a few
-huckleberry and bayberry bushes. A few sheep i
find a scanty living here, and one horse is kept
i'i here during the summer months.
But all around is the great, glorious blue sae
Slashing against the big boulders, and flinging the
snowy spray in showers into the air. The sea is
S dotted with the white sails of the fishermen's boats,
A which look like doves upon the billows. It is de-
lightful to sit upon these rough rocks and look out
Over the waste of waters with their ceaseless beat-
ing, and see the ships and steamers pass by, on their
way to distant harbors, perhaps across the ocean.
S The little sheep and goats that have their home here
S look over the great sea as if it were a pleasant pas-
ure land; poor, silly things, they know no other '
S home than the bleak and dreary Isles of Shoals.
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THE children were all very happy when they saw
grandpapa coming in the gate. With a shout and
a bound they all ran out to meet him, and boys
and girls swarmed over the dear old man, like bees
about a hive. Oh, he was such a good and kind
grandfather, no wonder they all loved him!
The children all went to Aunt Mary's school,
and a very happy time they had of it; and grand-
papa came to see them whenever he could, and
Aunt Mary always gave them a half-holiday when-


ever he came to visit them. Sometimes he would
have his big, many-seated carriage piled up with
the children, and all would go off in the country
foc a nice long drive; sometimes it was his big flat-
bottomed boat, into which they all were tumbled,
and they drifted up and down the lake, and grand-
father the merriest of the merry.
The most severe punishment that Aunt Mary
could inflict on any of her scholars was, to keep
them in the house on one of "grandpapa's days."
They never knew when he was coming; so as INet-
tie Bliss said, "They had to keep good all the time;
and that would please grandpapa and Aunt Mary
And we are sure it would please our dear Lord,
who loves to have all his children do his good will
all the time. We never know when He himself will
come, to take us, if we love Him, into his own
blessed home, which is more glorious and happy
than we can possibly imagine. Let us, therefore,
be always ready for his .coming, be happy in his
love, and long for the hour when we shall see him
face to face, as the happiest in our lives.


Thpe Cainlrii otf Eden.
IT is impossible for us to imagine how beautiful
the garden of Eden must have been. In the second
chapter of the book of Genesis, we read, "The Lord
God planted a garden eastward in Eden, and there
he put the man whom he had formed. And a river
went out of Eden to water the garden, and from
thence it was parted, and became into four heads."
The garden is called Paradise, which word means,
Sa garden with trees."
Adam and Eve were placed in this beautiful

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garden, and God told them that they might eat of
the fruit of every tree but one, the fruit of "the tree
S of knowledge of good and evil," which was in the
midst of the garden; they must not eat it or touch
it, for the day they ate thereof they should surely
i die.
. die But alas, the telipter was even in the perfect
garden of Paradise; and he told the woman that
Sshe would not die if she ate thereof. She listened
to his voice, and tasted of the fruit, and gave unto
her husband, and he ate of it. And when the Lord
God called unto them, they hid, for they knew that
They had disobeyed him.
Ah, do we not all wish to hide from the face of
our Almighty Father when we have broken his com-
mandments? Hide from our best Friend! whose
love is worth everything to us, and under whose
displeasure we can never find happiness! No, in-
S stead of this, let us fall before his footstool, and
say, "Father, I have sinned;" and then plead for
mercy in the dear name of Him who said to the
penitent thief upon the cross, "To-day shalt t1h. 11
be with me in paradise."


Father's Librarg.
WHATr a good place for study is father's libra-
ry," said George Gordon, as he quietly opened the
door, and stepped toward the small table on which
his books were piled; for one corner of this library
was always kept for George; he had his table and
his inkstand, and pens and paper, and his own
books were kept on the corner shelves, just where
he could reach them easily.
When George had lessons to learn, he would
sit in the big chair, and with his book before him

on the table, would study as hard as he could; and
then when he thought he had learned them thor-
oughly, he would walk up and down the room, and
repeat them aloud over and over again, until he
had them perfectly. Sometimes he would stand
his book upon the table, and study standing up,
"to rest himself," he used to say.
But George had a good many books beside
"study books" on his shelves in father's library.
I saw the Scottish Chiefs" in bright scarlet bind-
ing, and "Robinson Crusoe" dressed in blue, and /
some of Oliver Optic's wonderful stories, and many
books of history, and lives of great and good men ;
and best of all, God's holy word, the Book of books,
which he loved and reverenced, and in which he
read daily those precious truths which can alone
give him true wisdom.
George made it a rule to come in here every
morning, no matter how pleasant it was out of
doors, or how great a hurry he was in, and learn
one verse in the Bible for the day; and then to
thank God for his care and goodness, and ask help
to live as a Christian boy should.


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But the pleasantest feature in the whole scene is t
S the sight of the pretty church spires, which point
up high above the trees and houses, like a finger,
to show us the way to heaven, and make us think,
here is a place where God is worshipped.
When I was a little girl, we lived very near a
large church. It was just at the foot of our gar-

r. den. It had a fine belfry and spire, and on the
spire was a vane, which turned with every change
of the wind. The vane was the figure of a man,
and I used to look up to it in wonder, because peo-
ple said it was most as large as my father; but it
looked very little up so high. We children wished
a great many times, that in some great storm that
vane would be blown down, and that big gilt man
would be found on one of our garden beds. But
it never did blow down; it has been in its place,
and held its high position for sixty-three years, and
looks as bright and as firm as ever.
This steeple with its spire and vane can be seen
at a great distance, and sailors say that in coming
into the port, it is the first thing that meets their
eyes, and is always a joyful sight to them, for it
seems like home.
How pleasant for a sailor to have such a land-
mark to look forward to, at the end of a long voy-
age, and then to go up to the house of God and
thank him for a safe return. May we all keep in
view at the end of our life-voyage, the golden tem- ''
ple of our Lord, and give him thanks in it for ever.

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S THE kind minister has come in to sit by poor
John Harvey, and to read to him from God's holy
word. Mr. Harvey has been very sick for a long
while, and now the doctor thinks he is getting a
little better; but though his body is gaining strength,
S he says he has a sin-sick soul, which is harder to
bear than the fierce attack of fever which has been "!
coursing through his veins.
"Oh, Mr. Brice," said he to the good man who
came to read and pray with him, "will God forgive I

me for all my sins ? Please read me where King
SDavid mourned for his great offences." And Mr.
SBrice turned to the fifty-first Psalm: "Have mercy
S upon me, 0 God, according to thy loving-kindness,"
S etc., and then, "Create in me a clean heart, 0 God,
and renew a right spirit within me ;" "Cast me not
away from thy presence, and take not thy Holy
S Spirit from me."
"There," said John, "the Psalmist felt just as
I do; he acknowledged his sins, and pleads for
S pardon. 0 Lord, help me !"
"The blood of Jesus Christ his Son, cleanseth
us from all sin, Mr. Harvey," said the minister.
"Here is another verse in the fifty-fifth psalm:
Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he will sus-
tain thee.' Just come to him, trusting not in your
S own righteousness, but in his manifold and great
S mercy, and you shall find rest for your soul; for
Jesus Christ will wash away your sins in his own
Blood. When I read to any one the words of Christ,
I know that He himself speaks them and means
them; as though he sat in my place and spoke
them." 82
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B ot and aistj.
ONE morning Annie and Amy Ellis, who belonged
to the "early to rise" family, went out on the
piazza quite early, and what do you think they
found there? Why, two dear little kittens curled
up in the big Shaker chair, fast asleep. They were
not little bits of kittens, who did not have their
eyes open, but they were lively, brisk little kittens,
big enough to play and run around. Nobody knew
how they came there, or where they came from;
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adopted into the Ellis family, Annie claiming one,
and Amy the other.
"Now let us ask Aunt Carrie to name our dar-
ling pussies," said they. Aunt Carrie told them
that when she was a little girl, she had two cun-
ning kittens, and she called them "Dot and Daisy."
I The children thought they were very pretty names, '
and-so Annie's was named Dot, and Amy's Daisy.
The kittens were just as cunning as they could
be, and the children tried to teach them to be neat
in their habits, and they really only had one bad
trick, and that was, they very apt to put their paws
right into the plate they were fed from, and Miss
Dot often sat down in her saucer of milk, and An-
nie said she was a very greedy little pussy.
Annie and Amy had a nice bed made for them
in a box on the piazza, and they never forgot to
feed them; and they had strings and balls for them
to play with, and let them run the garden, and I
do not believe there were ever two happier kittens
than Dot and Daisy Ellis. They were in a Chris-
tian family, where the Golden Rule was in force,
and the law of kindness.

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and I think hfter we have examined him a little,
| you will not want to kill him even if he does buzz."
So we looked at the little house-fly through the
Glass, and he really seemed quite like a different
' creature; we could count his curious feet, and see
his bright eyes, and wonder at the transparent
beauty of his wings, till he really seemed a very
interesting creature.
"Now, Peter," said I to the boy as he watched
the fly walking round and round under the tumbler,
"do you think that God would have made this fly
in such a perfect manner, every part as complete as
yours or mine, and made him only to teaze boys,
that boys might kill him at their pleasure ? Every
little insect holds its right to life from God's hand,
as really as we do; and God cares for him. Re-
member, we have no right to take a life we cannot
give, without some good and sufficient reason; and
whenever you feel disposed to kill an insect, say to
yourself, "God made this little creature for some
good, I must not destroy his handiwork." Trouble-
some insects we may exclude from our houses, but
must not needlessly harm any living thing.

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Little lii,,i-'s Graue.
"DOEs our little Daisy lie in this small bed,
mother?" said Jenny Bliss, as she stood with her
mother beside a little turf-clad grave, with the name
of "Daisy Bliss, aged one year and three months,"
upon the small gray headstone in the old church-
yard, where many of the villagers lie sleeping.
"Yes, Jenny, our Daisy's form lies here; but
her spirit, the part that cannot die, is with the Sav-
iour in heaven."
"Did not our Daisy all go to lsaven, mother?
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Ssaw her in the box with the flowers, and I thought
she was so precious that God wanted to take her
all to heaven; the dear little hands and feet, and
the blue eyes, and the silken curls so soft. I did not
S know we kept her, and put her in the ground, for
I was so sick, then, mamma."
God took little Daisy's soul from her body, and
our darling's form lay like a cast-off dress; the lit-
tle hands and feet could not move, and the dear
eyes could not open and shut, and the body which
God had made of the dust of the ground, is laid
again in the earth because God said so; and by- '
and-by when he is ready, he will raise this body
from the grave and give to it life, and soul and
body united and glorified will dwell with the angels
and blessed Jesus in heaven. What beautiful and
fragrant flowers often grow from very small and :
homely seeds, buried out of sight in the ground.
So we will guard this precious grave, and rejoice ,(
that our little lamb is safe with the good Shepherd,
Where she can be sick no more, and be ever blessed
and happy with Him, like a lamb in green pastures
S and beside still waters.
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- M4OTHER has taken her work, and is sitting ot-
side the cottage door, this lovely summer evening;
'she looks very cal and happy as she plies the busy
needle, thinking soon her husband will return with
the little ones who have run forth to meet him.Ig -
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the little ones who have run forth to meet him.

over his shoulders.
"I'll take your rake, father," said little Susie.
"I'll take the spade, father," said little Josie. So

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Sthe children took the spade and rake to the tool-
house, and father went to the pump in the yard
and washed his tired hands and sunburnt face, and
made them shine on the clean, drying towel behind
the kitchen door.
S They had much to tell him about, that had hap-
pened since he went away in the morning to work;
and their lively prattle was more refreshing to him
than the cool water. He had thought of them a
Great many tines during the day, and the love that
f warmed his heart made his labor light.
S Mother now laid aside her work, and put the
nice supper upon the neatly spread table. How
brown the pice bacon looked, how white the bread,
and the butter looked like gold.
"It will be easy to thank God for such a nice
i supper, wont it, father ?" said little Susie.
S "Yes, Susie, and we will all thank him for it."
So they all bowed their heads, and he said, "0
Lord, we thank thee for the nice food thou hast
given to us. Let us always bless thee for every-
thing thou givest us, and make us all thy children, i
for thy dear Son's sake. Amen."

T .it-, ,-- if which we read so much.
1 t .. B;.* -, t.- -.- d. city in the holy land,
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, ,-i .1 t I'.. i -li i t l. i,.: .st illustrious city in the
i ..il.l. Th.- :..,- ,, .. name of this city was
Sa, lim; bLat it, ui.ld thLL name of Jerusalem when
its fortress was stormed by David; and it was also
called the city of David.

] But the chief glory of Jerusalem was, that in its
magnificent temple the one living and true God
dwelt and revealed himself.
A t.. ( 1111_4! -^J'!Litt wst^ illu-striouas>~- ^a city in th

This holy temple was built on Mount Moriah,
and is said to have stood on the same place where
Abraham was about to offer up his son Isaac. The
honor of building this first temple was reserved for
Solomon, the son of king David, and the whole model
and plan of the structure was made by God him-
Sself. The foundations were laid by Solomon over a
? thousand years before Christ came upon the earth.
In the temple, prayers and praises and sacrifices
were offered every day in the year, until Christ, our
Passover Lamb, was sacrificed for us. Then the \
Temple soon passed away.
The ancient Jerusalem was surrounded by walls,
which encircled the whole of Mount Moriah and
Mount Zion.
We love to read that Jesus Christ himself, when
upon earth, often walked in the streets of this city,
, and himself worshipped in the holy temple. It was
in this city that he was brought before Pontius
I Pilate, and condemned to death; and just without
the walls he was crucified, and here he lay in the
sepulchre: and on the third day arose, and came
Forth from the grave, and appeared to his disciples.


'? haut the Ehild jesus,
S Little Lillie is learning to read. She knows all
the letters, and can spell words of one syllable very
well, and is trying to learn the longer words, and
we think she will very soon. Many times has her
dear mother told her the ever new old story about
the child Jesus, who was born in a stable in Beth-
lehem, and laid in a manger. Lillie loved to hear
the beautiful story, and one day her mother read
her the words from the big Bible, and Lillie thoiughtf
a great deal about it. So one day she said to .i C

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mother, "Please, mamma, let Lillie read the words
in the big book, about the babe of Bethlehem." -
So mamma took the Bible, and let Lillie trace
S out with her little finger the precious words how
,. the Lord of glory was born in Bethlehem, and his
mother Mary wrapped him in swaddling clothes,
and laid him in a manger because there was no
room for him in the inn. Then came the story of
the shepherds watching their flocks by night, when
"the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
glory of the Lord shone about them," and the good
,1 tidings of great joy was told to them.
Ah, little Lillie, this is indeed a wondrous story
which we all love to read, that the child Jesus was
indeed the Lord of glory, "born a child, yet God,
our King." We hope, when Lillie gets to be a big
girl, she will still love to read in God's holy word,
and that it will be a lamp unto her feet, and a light
unto her path.

How precious is the book divine,
By inspiration given.
Bright as a lamp its doctrines shine,
To guide our souls to heaven.

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1 fIn Full Sail.
os THE good ship Spread Eagle" is in full sail.
See how she cuts through the great waves! She is
bounding over the waters as if she were alive. No
wonder the canvas is all spread to catch the fresh
breeze, for the ship is homeward bound; she will
be in port before night, God willing, and many
homes will be made glad as the wanderers are wel-
comed home from their long voyage over the deep.

friends Julia and Frank Percy. They have been
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away from home fo, .--.t I ,_ ,' Ci..h tl th-.-;.' -r al '
and mother, and lit 1 A. ; A ..... H ., .... :'.1
at home with nurse i ....I '.,' H. _.11I .1aI111... i, :
how the children watch th, .h,-, .iLo .u, aid i tL.ain I
their eyes to look ahead to see if land is not in
sight. "0 mother, mother!" said Julia, "I think
I see a little strip of something that looks like land;
but no, I guess my eyes are tired, it is only a bank
S of clouds. I was thinking, mother," she continued,
S "if our Lord lets us go away across the ocean, and
brings us back safely all alive and well, that we
'r9 must feel that He will always take care of us, and
i' we must not be troubled."
"Yes, my daughter, God will always take care i
of us if we trust in him. We have seen more than :
S one severe storm on the ocean, but God has deliv-
ered us from all danger. He who on the Sea of
Galilee said to the wind, 'Be still!' and there was
a great calm, has all power in heaven and on earth,
and knows when to bring his people safe home to
heaven. But look, Julia, that is not a bank of
clouds we see in the distance; it is land! Thank
God, we shall soon be at home."
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"You have been a good son to me, Charles; and
now I am going to leave you for ever. I am a very
sick man, and in a few days my life's story will be
"I want to speak to you of your mother. I
know that my children will always be kind to her,
though they all have other interests and other cares.
Let your mother live on in the old home, it will be
better for her; old folks need quiet; she will be
happier here even without me, than anywhere else

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in the world. Let the little folks come to see her
every day, if possible; her humble home will always
be a pleasant gathering-place for you all. Tell
George and Bessie what I say, if I do n't see them
S "And what I say to you, I say to them: bring
-, up your children in the nurture and admonition
I of the Lord; teach them to honor their parents,
and to keep the Sabbath-day holy. You have cho-
S sen a good part, my son, in devoting your life to
the service of God as a minister in his church on
earth. Oh, remember that a dying father says, as
our blessed Lord said to Peter, 'Feed the lambs;'
look after the little ones of your flock, for of such is
the Saviour's precious fold. See that the children
learn to love as well as to fear the Lord. Bring
them very early to Christ.
"The little ones will grow up with you in your
church, and will be helpers to you in the great
work in your Master's vineyard. And now, fare-
- well. There may be no to-morrow on earth for
. me; God grant we, and all whom we love, may
meet at last in heaven."

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W rea ii od h oly Word, in the book of
Balaam, who -was a diviner and soothsayer of the -
city of Pthr on the Euphrates. It seems that

the children of Israel, in their wanderings, at one
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they would a and alsent for thisam Balaam
r WE read in God's holy word, in the book of ,
tNumbers, the story of Balak, king of Moab, and
B3alaam, who was a dcliiner and soothsayer of the
city of Pethor on the Euphrates. It seems that
the children of Israel, in their wanderings, at one
time pitched their tents in the plains of Moab; and
the king of Moab seeing the multitude, and fearing i.
r. they would attack his country, sent for this Balaam
the soothsayer, who was very famous, to. come and ',
curse Israel.

But though Balaam was very eager for gain, he
S told the messengers he must first ask counsel of
God, and God forbade his going with the men, and
he did not dare to disobey'.
Then the king of Moab sent other messengers;
and finally, without the approval of God, Balaam
went with them. But the angel of God met him
oni the way, as we read in the miracle of the dumb
(.. ass speaking to him, and again warned him not to
comply with the wishes of Balak.
Balaam commanded Balak to build seven altars,
and prepare seven oxen and seven rams, and then (,,
Balaam said he would go up to a high place, and
the Lord would come to meet him, and He would
put the right word in his mouth.
And the Lord bade Balaam to bless the chil-
dren of Israel, and not to curse them.
Then Balak took Balaam to a second and a third
high place, and offered bullocks and rams as burnt-
Sofferings. But the Lord would not let Balaam
Scurse his chosen people. He made him bless them, f
and also foretell the most wonderful of all earthly
events, the coming of Jesus Christ.

hat is the matter. "
WHAT is the matter? what is the matter?
please do n't cry so;" and brother Fred kneeled
on the floor by his little sister, whom he found sit-
ting at the foot of the stairs, and crying as if her
heart would break.
"Oh, dear, oh, dear," sobbed Annie, "father is
very sick, and I know he will die. Then we will
have no father. What shall we do? what shall we
do ?" and Annie threw her arms around Freddie's
neck, and they wept together.
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"But crying do n't help father or mother either,"
said Fred. God can help us all. Come into my
little room, and let us tell Him all our troubles."
And checking their sobs, the children went into
Freddie's room, and kneeling by the low bed, in
simple words told our Father in heaven of their
Great sorrow, and asked Him for help and comfort.
"We shall feel better now, brother," said Annie.
"Let us go easy, and see if we cannot help mother."
They met their mother just coming from father's
room. "He is asleep," she said, "and you darlings
S may go in and watch by him till I come back."
They sat by the bedside of their sick father, and
I think prayers to God went up from their hearts
all the while for his recovery. The doctor came in,
and said he was no worse; and in a few days father
was really better. Who can tell but what the pray-
ers of these little ones found favor with the Lord?
And how kind he is, to tell us over and over
again, that we may bring all our wants and wishes
and cares to him, and leave them in his hands, and
be sure that he will interest himself about them all.
It is better than to be a king's son.
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the delights of the chase, of the huntsman and his
horn, and of dogs trained for the hunt-and the
merry times they had chasing a deer, or hare, or
fox; and the chase is still in high repute among r
the old English families.
SBut as I have never been in England, I shall ;
have to tell about hunting in Western New York
many years ago, when I visited my brother who
- himself was a great hunter, and who often went off

with large parties in search of deer, or rabbits, or
foxes and other small game. There was what is
Called "a salt-lick" near the village, that is, a little
spring of salt water in the meadow under the hill,
which was frequented by cattle, and deer when any
were around.
One morning there was a light fall of snow upon ,
the ground, and my brother -came in after breakfast
r and said some deer had been tracked to the salt- ii
Slick, and a party of huntsmen with the hounds were [
going out to find them.
: How bright and excited they all seemed, ready
for the chase, the noble hounds baying with impa-
tience to start.
Four deer were killed by the party that morn-
ing, and one of the four was brought to my broth-
Ser's house, suspended on a long pole by his hind
and fore legs.
SHe was a beautiful creature, and though the
venison was very nice, I felt as if I wished that
: they had let the beautiful deer live in the thick "
woods, and not gone out on a hunting party to
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S "CAN the children go, too, papa ?"
S "Oh, yes, my dears," said papa. "No pleasure
party seems just right to me and to your mamma,
unless we take the children. It will be something
of a picnic too, for we will take baskets with some
nice things in them, and land at the 'Point,' and
eat our lunch in the grove."
Oh, how happy the children were, that papa
could leave his business, and mamma her work at
home, and enjoy a sailing party and a picnic with

the children. They were not like some boys and
girls, always seeking pleasure out of their parents
Oh, what a lovely sail they had on the broad
river, and what a lovely time in the grove, where
the lunch was spread, and the children played in
the meadows and among the trees. And then when
the fragments were gathered up and put in the
baskets, all went back to the boats.
It was a very warm evening, and the breeze
was pleasant to them all as they moved over the
water. Then the children sang some very beautiful
hymns, and stories were told, and everything was
By-and-by the bright moon arose, and came
sailing up the blue heavens, and was reflected in
the rippling water; and no one seemed willing to
say it was time to go .home, until one of the party
arose, and said, "Let us praise God in singing the
S great doxology,
'Praise God, from whom all blessings flow,' "
and with these notes of praise the happy day was
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J i: BOWLINE wtVs always a hard-working boy,
1.1 i .1 very few advantages in the way of going
"It .1, and of learning to read and study. He
v. t..ii Leen years old before he could read well,
1 1, '.i1 t he found how little he knew compared
S..tL tira boys of his age, he was determined to
i. 1-n, -.i. d so never neglected an opportunity to

TL .,- is an old saying, "Where there is a will
there is a way;" and Jack had a strong will, and

was bound to find a way, and make time for study-
As soon as he was old enough, he shipped as a
sailor on a merchantman; and though he was pret-
ty busy all the while, he always had a book in his
pocket, and would take it out every chance he had,
to read. "Five minutes is better than nothing,"
he would say; and putting a good many five min-
utes together, I'll get through this book sometime
or other." So he keeps on, and book after book is
thoroughly studied, and he will be a good scholar
Sif he keeps on a few years longer, though perhaps
. not so learned as "the learned blacksmith."
Now, little boys, will you not follow the exam-
ple of studious Jack Bowline, and not say, "I have
no time to study "? Make the time ; and you will
never repent of it. Take Jack's motto for yours,
Sand remember, "Where there is a will, there is a
way." I have heard of an eminent man, living in '
i the north of England, who learned the Latin and
S French languages, while going to and fro with mes-
sages as an errand-boy in the streets of Manches-
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THE North American Indians are a wandering
people, and they do not settle in villages and build
comfortable houses as the white people do.
Their houses are only a kind of tent, which they
call "Wigwams," and are generally constructed in
a very simple manner. Long poles are driven into
the ground in a circle, and made to meet at the
top, and then birch bark is put over the poles.
There is a hole in the top or roof, through which
the smoke escapes. When the Indians move from

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Sa place they do not take the stakes with them, but
they roll up the birch bark, and carry it away to
build a new tent with. When they have no birch
bark they use rushes or evergreens.
Sometimes the wigwams are nicely covered with
rushes woven together. A blanket or old shawl is
fastened over the door or opening, and is lifted
when one enters. In winter they cut branches from
pine trees, and pile them around their wigwams, to
make them warm and comfortable. You have to
stoop on entering a wigwam, and cannot stand up
very well when you get in, as the smoke fills all the
upper part.
The fire is made in the middle of the room, and
mats or the skins of wild animals are spread on
the ground, and on these they sit by day and sleep
at night.
All their worldly goods, in the way of clothing
or provisions, are kept tied up in sacks or bags,
and these bags are generally used for pillows also.
When they lie down to sleep, they wrap themselves
in their blankets. Often families of from four to
ten persons live in one of these wigwams.

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, ,, Rosa's Eitten.
RosA has the prettiest little kitten I ever saw:
she has a white face, and a black head and ears.
Her little white paws are just as soft as velvet.
Kitty is the only pet Rosa has. She has no broth-
ers or sisters, and her home is on a large farm;
she has no neighbor's children to come in and play
with her, and so she just loves the little pussy as
hard as she can. She has a little bed made np for i
it under the dresser in the kitchen, and sings it
Sto sleep every night, but its naps are only "cat-

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naps," and kitty will be up and out of her box be-
fore Rosa can get out of the kitchen. She tells the
kitten long stories about birds and mice, and she
Stinks the little cat understands all she says to it- I'l
) and perhaps she does.
Kitty is very fond of milk, and Rosa is always \
quick to see if the saucer is empty; then she will
Stake it, and wash it at the pump, and wipe it dry, "jl
and fill it with fresh milk, and Kitty will put in .
her little red tongue and lick up the milk, and
then "weave and spin" as old Polly says, just to -
Sshow how pleased she is with the milk, and how 1
she loves little Rosa. -1
I love to see Rosa with her kitten, because she )
is very kind and gentle with it, and never teazes it
Sor makes it naughty. 1
'I -Did you ever think what a wise and kind Being
it was that made these domestic animals as we call
them, that love to live with men ? And how could -
\ a better choice have been made than of the cow,
S the horse, the dog, the cat, the barn-yard fowl, an-l '..
Sthe sheep? Every one is useful in its own way, an.
h happy under the care of man.
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The S1.'1wh1wr1 ~M0 and his VBo.
A SHEPHERD is a man employed in tending, feed-
ing, and guarding sheep. We read in the Bible
that the first shepherd was Abel, the brother whom
Cain slew. A great number of the ancient patri-
archs were also shepherds, as large part of their
wealth consisted of flocks and herds. Shepherds
almost always carry, a crook, which is a stout stafl
curving at one end, with which they guide the
sheep when turning from the path; and they are
generally accompanied by a shepherd's dog, which

is used for watching the sheep, as well as defend-
ing them from danger. Our young friend, Willie I
Rose, has charge of his father's sheep, and with his
good dog Bose goes out every morning to take care
of the flock. Will and Bose have a quiet time to-
gether, lying round on the heather under the trees.
Will brings his dinner in a small tin. pail, aid a
bone for Bose is never forgotten.
Sometimes after dinner our shepherd boy wishes
to sleep a while, and Bose is placed on guard both
over the flock and his young master; and.if he sees
a lamb straying too far, he runs towards him and
leads him back to the flock; and if a sheep gets
into any trouble, he wakens his young master to
take care of him.
Our blessed Saviour is called "the good Shep-
herd." He cares for his sheep and for his little
lambs; and if they wander from his fold, he tries
to win them back. He says in his holy gospel, "I
am the good Shepherd; I know my sheep, and am
known of mine." Most wonderful of all! the good
Shepherd restores and saves his sheep, by laying
down his own life for them!

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SWriting a Serman,

S GEORGIE RAYMOND'S father is a clergyman, and
he is a most earnest and devoted man in his work.
He has a very quiet, pleasant library, to which he
retires for reading and study. Now.we all know
that little children are not exactly the right kind of
company for a man who is very busy with papers
and books; and little Georgie knew that when papa
was busy, he must not trouble him;
But one morning mamma had gone to visit a
sick neighbor, and papa was in his study; so the

,i little fellow was very lonesome. "I guess I 1v.-: 1
/ just knock at papa's door, and see if he will not ,:1 '
. me in," he said.
So he went up stairs, and knocked gently at the
door : "Please, father, may Georgie come in just a
little while? I will sit as still as a mouse."
S Papa opened the door, and said, "Yes, Georgie,
dear, if you will not disturb papa. See, I am wri-
ting a sermon for next Sunday."
"Please, papa, let Georgie write a sermon for
the little children in the infant class at Sunday-
school ?"
So papa placed Georgie at his table, and gave
him a paper and a pencil, and the little boy worked
away for some moments very quietly, and marked
his paper all over. Then he said, "Papa, may I
tell you my sermon ?"
And his father said he would like to hear it.
Then he read: "Little boys and girls, this is my
sermon to you: Jesus said, 'Suffer little children
to come unto me.' Amen."
Was not that a beautiful sermon for little Geor-
gie, only four years old?
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SHowv well I remember when the new United
States ship Saratoga sailed from our harbor many
years agb. It was about noon when she was loosed
from her moorings, and with white sails spread she
went out on the broad river looking like a queen.
We watched, as she sped in and out among the
green islands that lie in the harbor, and then
through the Narrows she sailed forth, and found
her home on the bosom of the broad blue ocean.
But not many hours after she left the dock a

violent storm came up, black clouds gathered thick
and fast, the wind rose to .a perfect tempest, and
rain and hail poured down in torrents.
Alas for the noble vessel! In the night, minute
guns were heard. "A ship in distress," said one
to another. "It may be the Saratoga!"
Ah, indeed it was the Saratoga, tempest-tossed.
All that could be done was to keep clear of the
rocks and shoals on the coast. The sails were
furled, the masts cut away, and she lay tossing
upon the heaving billows like a child's toy.
A sorry sight indeed was it the next evening, to
see the -.. ,itli- vessel ignobly brought back to her
moorings by a little steam-tug, a mere wreck of the
gay Saratoga that left us with sails spread and fly-
ing colors only a few hours before.
God often deals in this way with us: we set
forth in life, trusting in our own strength, skill, and
beauty, for success. He sends his storms to over-
take us and bring us back, to teach us to trust only
in Him. Happy are we if we give heed to his teach-
ings in early life, and make a good voyage to the
port of heaven.
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R W.atching for Papa.
PAPA has been busy in the dusty counting-room
all day; he is warm and tired, and hungry, for he
does not dine in the city; and he is now coming
] out to his quiet, shady country home. Will not his
step quicken as he coires in sight of the pleasant
House, and does not his face light up with pleasure
When he sees mamma with little Charlie in her
arms, at the window watching for him?
i Mamma has been busy all day too; but she
always tries to have a little time for rest and enjoy-

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ment when papa comes. And dear little Charlie
has on his nice white dress, his rosy face is bright
and smiling, and sweet to kiss, and his pretty brown
hair is brushed up so as to make him look like a
"Here is papa, Charlie! Here is papa," cries
the mother. And the little fellow claps his.hands,
and then clinging with his arms tight around moth-
er's neck, they run out to meet him at the gate.
Charlie holds out his arms for papa to take him,
and the dusty counting-room and hot city are quite
forgotten when he is once more in the cool quiet of
his home in the country.
Dear little child, I hope you are always glad to
come out and welcome your father with bright
smiles and a cheerful face, when he comes home ,
wearied with his day's work. All day he is trying :
to make money for you and for mother and for a
pleasant home. Do all you can to lighten his cares; ,
bring his slippers and his dressing-gown, and any- ,1
thing that will add to his comfort, and always with
a bright face be ready to welcome dear father, and I'
j wait upon him gladly.
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springs rise up in the very bed of the lake. In
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S goMany lake ma are tormel simply by springs whose
I waters either flow into some hollow place and accn-
mulate until they become a small lake, or else the
,1 springs rise up in the very bed of the lake. InT
A' their outward appearance they resemble ponds;
S but ponds are formed from rain draining from the
n'j' grounds near them, and are not fed by springs.
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Another kind of lake receives the waters of a
river, and has no apparent outlet. These lakes are
situated in extensive natural hollows or basins, and
when they are of great extent they are often called
i "inland seas."
Another kind of lake is formed by some large
river flowing in its regular channel until it arrives
at a deep hollow valley encircled by hills, forming .
as it were an immense basin. The water of the
S river fills up the basin and makes a lake, and then
S pours forth its stream at some convenient outlet,
Sand goes on its course. Now the Mississippi river
Makes no fewer than eight lakes in the early part
of its course.
S Lake Superior is the largest body of fresh water
', on the globe; it is three hundred and eighty miles
long, and Lake Michigan is three hundred and
thirty miles long.
The longest lake in Great Britain is Loch Lo-
mond in Scotland, and it is only twenty-two miles
.' long. The English lakes are very small. Lake
Windermere is the largest, and it is only eleven
S miles long, and in no part over one mile wide.

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AH, it was a sad, sad day when we received the
news of father's death. We were all little children,
from the baby in the cradle to Jimmy who was
twelve years old, and mamma had a great deal of
anxiety and care all the while in trying to make us
all comfortable, and to bring us up to be obedient
and God-fearing children.
As long as we could remember, father had always
been to sea, and somehow we little ones thought very
little about his going away, but a great deal about

I his coming home. It seemed to make the house so
' bright and cheerful to have father there, and moth-
er always looked so happy; and he had so many
entertaining stories to tell, and brought home so
many curious things for us all.
But alas, one dull November day the news was I
brought to us that father had died in a foreign
port, and was buried in a far-distant land! How
dark and dreary that day seemed .to us all. The
kind minister came and talked with mother, and
kneeled with us all, and prayed that the Father of
mercies and God of all comfort, our only help in
time of need, would look down from heaven and
visit us in our loneliness and sorrow, and give us
all patience and submission under His chastening
The neighbors were very kind too, and told us
children that the Lord had promised to be a Father
to the fatherless, and would visit the widow in her
affliction. And in his good time he sent us his
heavenly consolation. But our home will not seem
so bright to us again, for father cannot return to

I ^ Log-"-ouse.
I HAVE often heard my grandmother tell about
the first clearing in this county, when she with her
husband and a few other families moved into this
almost unexplored region, and began making them-
selves a home in the wilderness, far away from
churches and schools, and where bears and wolves
were frequent visitors.
"We were only young folks, your grandfather
and I," she used to say, and we thought we might
as well begin life in a new place. And so we talked

matters over with some of the neighbors, and
S thought we would all buy land on what was called
'the new tract,' and make a settlement.
"It was dreary enough, my dears, at first. We
had to camp in our wagons till the men-folks could
clear a spot to begin a house. But they were strong
and healthy, and the axes were sharp, and they
went to work with a will;, and we women-folks
helped all we could; and in a few weeks a log-
house was built, the first house in the country. It
was of rough logs, filled in with clay, and with a
chimney of loose stones. The floor was the'bare
earth, and there was only one room, but we all
ate and slept and cooked in it, and were very
So they went on, and other houses were built;
and before the end of the year six as neat log-
houses as one wants to see were within sight of
each other. No one knows the privations peoIle
endure in a new country; but if I should tell you
that on the spot where that elegant church now
stands, was built this first log-house of which I
speak, it would seem almost like a fairy story."
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Bible Viictures.
V WHEN I was a very little girl, .v _
children a large, printed sheet of Ip..-, .'
highly colored, representing the chi. t i.u. !t I,
the beautiful story of Joseph and his .-I i:
Swas nailed up on our nursery wall, an' -.:..,T-
of great pleasure to all of us.
We all studied the story long b..., ...:.d. "
read, and every part became perfectly t iih. t' .1
us from these vivid illustrations.
We were with the shepherd lad feeding his ta-

their's sheep, and in my mind's eye I can see that
coat of many colors now, quite as vividly as when it
hung upon our nursery walls.
We wondered at Joseph's dreams of the shear-
ers in the field, and the sun, and moon, and stars.
And then, how the tears came when we read where
Joseph was cast into the pit! and we all loved Reu-
ben for rescuing him, even though he was sold to 6
the fierce-looking Ishmaelites, with their big tur-
bans and tall camels.
But what grieved us most in the whole story
was, when the coat of many colors all dipped in
blood was brought to Jacob, his father. "And he
knew it, and said, It is my son's coat. Joseph is
without doubt rent in pieces."
Ah, then comes the pleasure of following Joseph
in his sojourn in Egypt, when the famine was in all
the land, and his brethren came to buy food in '
Egypt. And at last, when he sent for his father,
and received him, and went out to meet him in his
chariot, and fell upon his neck and wept a good '
while. I am sure I never shall forget those beauti-
lul pictures of Joseph and his brethren.

.* _' im-t Th-e- s.
THE ruins of the ancient city of Thebes are
among the most remarkable in the world. The
city was situated on an immense plain bordering
on the river Nile in Upper Egypt, and was of great
extent. The immense ruins now stand in different
groups, and miles often intervene between them.
The origin of this great city is too remote to be
within the knowledge of history. There are the
remains of a great many palace temples in Thebes,
now called by the names of the villages in which they )

stand. Among the most remarkable are the ruins of
the great temple of Luxor, which stand on a beau-
tiful eminence above the Nile, and must have pro-
( duced a fine effect when in full perfection and beauty.
On one side of the great temple stands the cele-
brated obelisk, which is covered with hieroglyphics.
Formerly there were two obelisks, but one was re-
moved to Paris; they were both of red granite.
S Near the obelisk stands the great gateway and
towers, through which lay the approach to the
courts of the temple. On these gateways are repre-
sented a series of wonderful incidents in great bat-
tle scenes.
Behind the obelisk stand two sitting statues of
an ancient king, Rameses second; but they are half
'buried in the sand.
From Luxor there is an avenue about a mile in
length, which was bordered by a double row of
sphinxes, of which few traces now remain.
Around these temples, many years ago, a nation
of mighty men flourished: but all their great works,
and their struggles and triumphs in peace and in
war-where are they now?

-..t t .. i.. ise men to the child Jess,

lem, they had seen his star; and they had come a
long distance, led by its guiding rays, to visit the
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I .....t tis. e. -ot .c .1 eis, -. ihse men to the child Jess,
S i.l). i. tl..' ,''; .:'I..i L n and present him their i '

In their own'country, which lay east of Jerusa- ,
l lem, they had seen his tnar; and they had come a,
long distance, led by its guiding rays, to visit the
infant Saviour.
These wise men went directly to king Herod to
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inquire, "Where is He that is born king of the
Jews? for we have seen his star in the East, and
are come to worship Him !"
And as soon as they learned He was to be born
in Bethlehem of Judea, they departed. "And lo,
the star which they saw in the East, went before
them till it came and stood over where the young
child was." Then they saw the young child with
Mary his mother, and they fell down and worship-
ped him. The wondering shepherds also had been
There, and "found Mary and Joseph, and the babe
lying in a manger."
But the wise men not only worshipped the in-
fant Jesus, but they presented him gifts most cost-
ly, of gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. They had
come a long way with these offerings, and after
S worshipping the Saviour, they opened their treas-
ures. Nothing was too precious to offer as tribute
to their new-born King.
So, children, when we come to worship our Say-
iour in his temple, let us also come with our gifts
S to offer unto him, and thereby prove our love for
him and our will to work in his service.
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'.1 tcamels, "

WE find in studying natural history that there
are several species of camels; but I will only speak
here of two kinds, the dromedary or Arabian camel,
which has but one bunch on his back, and the Bac-
trian camel which has two bunches on its back.
These latter are found in the.deserts that bor-
der on China, and in Northern India. They are
larger and swifter than the dromedary, and there
is one peculiar breed of them in China, which are
Called Camels with feet of wind."
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sandy, the camel is capable of travelling many days
together without food or drink.
The Arabians consider the camel as a sacred
treasure: its milk supplies them with nourishment, .
and they eat its flesh; they make clothing of its
hair, and its strength enables them to transport
immense loads of merchandise. A large camel often
carries twelve hundred pounds. They kneel to re-
ceive their burden, and if too heavily laden, send
forth most piteous cries, and refuse to rise till part
Sof the weight is removed.
They are very patient animals, and often suffer
'' greatly without complaint. They will often travel
eight or nine days without water, and they can
scent it at a long distance, and drink most copious-
ly when they reach it. They live on the poorest of
food, eating thorns and thistles and the coarsest
At night when the drivers come to the place
S where they mean to rest till morning, the camel
bends his knees to be unladen after the long nnd
fatiguing journey of the day.
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HARY WILSON never forgedids o offbeforer his evewaed uping
p prayer, and he says he does not believe he will ever

said o his moy dher," said the.other I hve been thinereg
about 'Now il lay we,' and I wondered if anybody
ever. did die before hey waked up."
SOh, yes, my dear," said the. mother; "there
,was 7 Li-le child las- weeki wo wen_ -o bed as well

as you are now, and had a spasm in the night, and
died without waking at all.
"Now, I want my little boy to tell me what he
means when he says this prayer." i
"Well, mother, 'Now I lay me down to sleep,'
only means that I am going to lie down in my bed
and sleep till morning, and I ask the Lord my soul
to keep. I want God to take care of me all over,
my soul and my body both. But, somehow, moth-
er, it seems to me that if I should die before I
\' wake, God must have forgotten me and did not
Stake care of me that night at all."
S "Oh, no, dear Harry," said his mother. "If
you are not a child of God you have no right to i'
i expect God to take care of you; but if you are
truly his child, you have a child's right to lie down
trusting in his watchful, fatherly care; and if you
should die before you wake you are still in his care,
and may know that he will take your soul to dwell
with him."
It is indeed a most beautiful prayer, and I hope
none who read this will ever forget the meaning of
its simple petitions.

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IT looks very pleasant to see the farmer resting
Sin his pleasant porch, after a hard day's work, with
his busy wife beside him plying her needle.- The
air is full of fragrance from the roses and honey-
suckles about the house, and the bees buzz in and
out among the blossoms, making merry music, for
their home is close to the cottage door.
Bee-hives are made for the reception and habi-
tation of swarms of bees, and are made of boards,
or straw, or other materials. The hives beside the

cottage door are made of boards and thatched with
S straw. The straw protects the bees from the very
S hot sun and from the rain, and also keeps them
warm when the weather is cool.
Glass hives are often made, that the bees may
be watched while at their work. It is very curious
to see them make-the honey-comb, which is formed
of wax. Each comb is composed of two layers of
six-sided cells. When the bees first take possession
S of a hive, they look well through the whole prem-
ises, and close up all the cracks with a kind of
resin or gum, which they obtain from certain trees.
Besides collecting this resini from trees, the bees
1 collect the pollen or yellow dust which is found
in the central part of flowers, and carry it to their
hives, and take this meal or dust and mix it with
honey, and knead it into a substance called "bee
bread," which they reserve for food in the winter
S We all know that they also extract honey from
-i flowers, and deposit it in the honey-comb, and we
have all tasted of this delicious food made by the
ever-busy bee. ,S

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THE toils of the day are over, -and father calls
his children in from their play, and bids them come
and sit down quietly while he reads to them from
God's holy word.
Mother takes little Josey on her lap, and sister
Mary takes chubby Miss Bell under her care, and
'{ Susan sits on the other side of the table by father,
S a very happy little group.
Father always selects some beautiful chapter,
i and reads it slowly and distinctly, and then asks
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his children questions on what he has been read-
S To-night he selected for the evening lesson the
seventeenth chapter of the first book of Kings,
which told about Elijah fed by the ravens in the
time of the famine, and then after the brook Che-
rith dried up, because there was no rain, God sent
him to the widow of Zarephath.
After reading to them the story, he asked why
God did not let her barrel of meal or cruse of oil
Susan said, "Because e she was a good woman,
and tried to serve the Lord."
But Mary said, "I believe it was because she
Made a cake for Elijah first, and brought it to him,
before she made a cake for herself and her son. She
knew he was a prophet of the Lord."
"That is it, Mary, and I wish we all could fol-
low her teaching, always trust in the Lord, even
if we have but a handful of meal in our barrel; do
as he commands, and he will see that in the time
of famine we shall be fed. He will never leave us
nor forsake us."

THE gull is a well-known bird on all our coasts,
and there are several species of this bird. They are
all web-footed and have lon- necks; they move
-with a slow-sailing flight, hovering over rivers to

fresh soil.
The large gull is a well-knoside at a remote distance from
S and there are several species of this bird. They are
all web-footed and have long necks; they move

with a slow-sailing flight, hovering over rivers to
prey upon the smaller fish, though they often follow
the ploughman in the fields, to pick up the worms

man, but the smaller ones are not so timid. The
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S petrel and the sea-swallow belong to the gull fam-
The gulls build their nests upon the edge of the
highest and most precipitous rocks. The nests are
made of long grass and sea-weed. The natives of
S many islands depend upon the flesh and eggs of
these birds for food, and they lower themselves
from these precipices by ropes, at the risk of their
lives, to procure the young birds and their eggs
from the ledges and hollows in the rocks.
The penguin is also a sea-fowl. Their wings
S are very short, like the fins of a fish, and are en-
S tirely unfitted for flying; and their legs and feet
' are very short, and are not adapted for .. I!!:I,_
When on land they always stand erect. They are
easily tamed, and may be driven like a flock of
The penguins' home is by the sea-shore, and their
favorite resort is on the deep; they dive and swim
with great rapidity. They build no nests, but bur-
row like rabbits, sometimes two or three feet deep;
and several will take possession of one hole, and
thus live in social families together.

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L ucc and the Bird.
ONE niorning Lucy Swan was sitting at her
Book, near the window of her small parlor. It was
in early spring, and the air was soft and pleasant;
so the sash stood open, and the sunshine poured
in clear and warm.
All at once Lucy thought she heard a slight
sound at the window, and looking up she saw a
Little brown bird standing on the window-sill, with
his bright eyes glancing around in a very knowing
manner. ]

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: Li, i t,' chirped at him very softly, aind d
S he did not seem timid she ventured to step towards .
i him, and hold him out a little crumb of biscuit she -
I had in her hand.
The birdie turned his little head on one side i.'
and made a little twitter, and then hopped on the
table, and finally actually took the little crumb froir
Sher hand, and ate it very deliberately, and then,
\, instead of flying off, he perched himself upon a j
.i} glass jar filled with water, that stood on the table,
and sang a dear little song; then reaching his little
*. bill down in the vase, he drank some of the water,
and began pluming his feathers.
I'V e Lucy ran for more crumbs, and fed the bird
again; then the little visitor with a merry chirp ,
left Lucy and flew away. But behold, the next .
Morning he came again, and again the morning
after, and so morning after morning for many days;
and every day Lucy watched for him, and fed him
for a long while. By-and-by her visitor disappeared,
and she saw no more of the little brown bird. I
hope puss had nothing to do with his not coming
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Islands within the Tropics,
THE word Polynesia signifies "many islands,"
and comprises those countless islands, solitary and
in groups, that lie in the Pacific ocean, between
Australasia and the western coast of America.
Some of these islands are very mountainous,
with fertile and luxuriant valleys, adorned with
trees of the richest foliage. Some among them,
as the group called the Society Islands, are sur-
rounded by a belt of coral rock, and many of these
rise only a few feet above the sea level.

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