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RUDE BOYS REFORMED.











WITTEN FOR THE AMERICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL WIMOI
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AMERICAN SUNDAY-SCHOOL UNION:
112 CHtSTrNT STREET PH:I.ADlLPBA.
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RUDE BOYS REPORTED.



Boys, when playing by them-
sAlves, are often more noisy
than they need be; a quiet game
would be quite as pleasant to.
themselves. But when they
play with girls they' should be
very gentle and kind.
I onoe saw two rude boys try-
ing to frighten a number of
little girls. One little child had
fallen down. I was afraid she
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had hurt herself very much. It
was very unkind in the boys to
do so. I hope you will never
vex your sisters, or your little
aoquaiataneosn ,
Now let me tell you something
about these rude children. The
name of one of the boys-is Frank
Cole. He is a pretty boy, and is
always well dressed, and stran-
gers think he is very good. Bat
he has been spoiled, for his
grandmother lets him do what-
ever he chooses. Sometimes he
stays away from school for a
month at a time, beceswe he tells
his grandmother that he wants
to have a holiday.
The little girl who has fallen





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over is &i8 sieter, Jane Col.
Frank did not mean to hurt
her., bobit we fbolMish ihim to
frightethe gi ri when theywere
quietly sitting under tih tee.
The other childnza wew John
Burt and his tw seiuste, Mary
and Sarah. They had been
playing in Mr. Burts meadow.
Frank and Jane dole were pay-
ing a visit at Mr, Brt's.
In the summeWtiae little
oMldrem often o out -ito the
country, anldold Mrs Cob ema
heretwe-gradeiblrento wSta a
week atJA. Burt, five miles
out of town.
When John Bart saw how
muoh little JaneC O, was huat
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by falling down, he lifAed her up,
and tried to make her stop cry.
ing. But her shoulder was very
much bruised, and the blood ran
from her arm, where she had
cut it upon a *tone. So the boys
had to eary her into the house,
end lay her upon the bed.
When Mr. Burt heard the little
girls cries, te came into the
room, and asked what was the
matter. For a goot while no
one said a word. Then Mr.
Burt looked very serious, and
said: "I am afraid dbrel hs been
some nmaghty behaVh ad I
insist upon your telling me how
this dear child atme to be hurt."
As he said his. hhi son John





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sneaked towaids the door, rad
went out Frank looked very
much frightened, for hi sister
still cred, and he did not know
but that some of her bolme were
broken. At let Sarah Burtsaid,
" I will tell you how it was, father;
we were al sitting on the Ibi
under the trees, stringing cherry-
stones to make necklaces; and
as at once John and Frank came
behind us, and pulled a great
branch of the tree down on om
heads, uad shouted in our ears
that the tree was falling oa us
Poor tb Jane was so frightened
that she fel over on the back of
her hea4 nd got this hurt."
Mr. iut looked round a4d





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aid, "Where iJolhn. Goand
call him." Then Mary w=4t, and
brought John in. He looked
very-sullen, as if he expected a
whipping. Mr. Burt told Mary
to go for her mother, while he
took care of the boys So he
took the boys by the arms, and
led them into another room.
They knew they had done wan
and this feeling always mekasus
unhappy. God has so made us
that we cannot do what we know
lie forbids without An uneasy
feeling. Conscience accuses us.
They knew, too, that they de-
served to be punished. There
he made them sit down, and
he also sat down, and looked




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at them for a leag time withe
saying a word. This made them
feel very wretched. John hung
down his lip, and Frank looked
sty, and bit his lip. 'Then
they wriggled in their chairs, and
picked their fingers. But they
never turned their eyes towards
Mr. Burt. 0 how they wished
that he would say something!
John said to himself,-"I would
rather father would scold me
ever so much, than keep looking
at me in this way."
At last Mr. Burt said: "Boys
you now know what it is to suf-
fer from an evil conscience. You
are already punished. Son-
thing within you is now telling





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you that you have done wrong
I eRI ot going to ask you about
it. I know all already, and 1
will not tempt you to tel an.un-
truth. 'You know, without my
telling you, how ill you have be-
haved.
"John! you have behaved in a
shameful and cowardly manner.
No boys who are really brave and
honourable would distress little
girls; especially one so small as
Jane, who had come to visit at
the house
"Frank! you have been very
unkind, and have hurt your own
dear little sister more than you
thought. I do not mean to cor-
rect you; but I shall leave one





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of you in one room, and the other
in another room; and there you
may stay an hour, thinking about
your bad conduct"
Mr. Burt locked the boys up
alone in two separate rooms, and
went back to see how little Jane
was. Mrs. Burt had undressed
her and put her to bed, and was
bathing her arm and shoulder
with camphor. Jane did not
seem to be seriously hurt, but
sfe suffered a good deal of pain.
After an hour Mr. Burt called
Frank into his office, and seated
him by his side. He opened a
book, and said, "Frank, read
that sentence." Frank looked
as if he was in a pet, but he wis





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afraid to refuse; so he read aloud:
" All things whatsoever ye would
that men should do to you, do ye
even so to them." Now, Frank,
tell me who spoke these words ?
Frank. Christ spoke them.
Mr. B. Must you do what
Christ says ?
Frank. Yes, sir.
Mr. B. Do you know what
the words mean ?
Frank. Yes, sir, Ithink I do.
Mr. B. What do they mea ?
Frank. They mean, that 1
must treat everybody just as I
want them to treat me.
Mr. B. If I should fire a can-
non under your bed iw@e middle
of the night, how wouldyou like it





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Prank. Not at alL
Mr. B. Would it be right for
,aw to do so I
Prank. I think not.
Mt, B. Why do you think so'!
Frank. Because it would be
,against our Saviour's rule, which
you read just now.
Mr. B. How would it be against
this rule '
Frnhmk. Why, sir, you would
not wish me to treat you so, and
therefore you ought not to treat
n. so0
Mr. B. But suppose I should
say that I fired the cannot off
just for fun. or to amuse me;
would it be against our Saviour's
rule then'l






Frank. Yes, sir.
Mr. B. And suppose I should
alarm you very much in some
other way, would that be against
the rule ?
Frank. Yes, sir.
Mr. B. But suppose I should
come behind you when you were
sitting under a tree, and make a
great noise, and make you think
the tree was going fall on you,
would that be against the rule
Why what is the matter ? Why
do you not answer me? Why
do you hang down your head ?
Ftank looked very sober; and
at last the tears began to come
Into his eyes. He got up, and
went into the other room, and





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said to the aIl giis: "I hmve
been a bad boy. Ia sorry that
I have frightened you. I hope
you will forgive me. I will try
to behave kindly to you in time
to come."
The little girls readily forgave
him. John followed his good
example, and did so likewise.
Little Jane soon got well, and
all the children were happier, be-
cause they loved one another
more.
From this little story I hope
you will learn how foolish and
wicked it is to vex and alarm our
friends and playmate. It is
wrong to give needless pain to
any living creature; and nothing





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can be more needles than to
frighten those wbe ae more
timid, or younger than buuelve.




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