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GOOD FOR. EVIL.


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ONE morning little Emma
came drying into the parlour,
with her last new picture-,;-
book in her hand. "Lool
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dear mamma," said she, Ed-
ward has torn a leaf out of
my pretty book that grand-
papa sent me on my birthday.
He did it on purpose, because
I would not lend it to him
the very minute he asked me.
Mamma, Edward's kite is ly-
ing in the play-room: I should
like to go and break it into
pieces, and then he would be
afraid to tear my books and
spoil my play-things again."
No, my dear; that would
-be very wrong," said her
,m11ma: "you know we must





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not return evil for evil. Our
Saviour says, Do good to
them that hate you:' how
much more, then, should you
strive against any feeling of
anger towards your brother!"
But, mamma, how can I
help being angry sometimes?"
"By praying that God
would take away the sinful
feeling from your heart; and
by thinking of Jesus, whom
you should wish to be like, and
who never said an angry word,
nor did an unkind act."
Little Emma thought for a





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moment. "Then, I suppose,"
said she, "that Jesus never
gave any one evil for evil."
"No, my dear child," said
her mamma; Jesus taught
us, by his life, as well as by
his words, to return good for
evil; to be kind to those who
are unkind to us, and to help
them when we can. Though
he was the Son of God, and
came down from heaven, yet
he bore the cruel treatment
of wicked men, without wish-
ing to hurt them in return.
When they put upon his head





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the crown of thorns, and
struck him with their hands,
and called him mocking
names, he sat silent and meek,
even 'as a sheep before her
shearers is dumb.' And when
they had nailed him to the
cross, there to suffer all the
pains of a most cruel death,
the words that he used were
words of pity and love: 'Fa-
ther, forgive them, for they
know not what they do.'
These wicked men were put-
ting him to death; yet he
loved them, and forgave them,





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and prayed to his Father for
them. Should we not think
of Jesus, then, when we are
tempted to revenge ourselves
upon those who may have
done us harm?"
I hope I shall not want to
vex Edward again," said the
little girl, with tears in her
eyes: I will try to give him
good for evil; and then, per-
haps, he will love me better,
and leave off teasing me, and
spoiling my play-things."
"I think it likely that he
will," said her mamma, for





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kind words and kind deeds
have great power. Do not
forget what I have said to you
this morning; and pray that
the Holy Spirit may put within
you a meek and tender heart,
for the sake of our Lord Jesus
Christ, who died to take away
your sins."
As Emma went slowly up
stairs to put the book in its
place, she was very glad to
feel that her anger was gone
away, and that she quite for-
gave her brother for having
torn out the leaf. When she





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went into the play-room, Ed-
ward was not there; and his
kite still lay upon the floor,
with his lesson-book, his
wooden horse, and a peg-
top; for he was a careless
boy, and always left his play-
things in a litter. The door
having stood open, with no
one in the room, Emma's
kitten had found her way in;
and there she was, in fine
sport with the tail of Edward's
kite, now tossing it up, now
catching it between her paws,
and sometimes dragging it




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along with her claws and
teeth. "Ah! pussy, pussy,
what are you about?" cried
Emma, seeing the bits of
paper strewed over the floor;
and she ran to pick up the
kite, and laid it gently on the
table, taking care to put the
tail out of the reach of puss.
Having done this act of kind-
ness, she had just sat down
with her doll, to dress and
prepare it for a walk, when
Edward came running up
stairs, in a great hurry, to
get his kite.





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Who has moved my kite ?
How dared you touch my
kite ?" cried he, the moment
he came into the room; but
before his sister had time to
reply, he saw the mischief
that had been done. All at
once he turned very red, and
I will not repeat the sinful
words that he said in his rage.
He ran to Emma, who cried
out in vain, I did not do it!
indeed I did not do it !" Ed-
ward was too angry to hear
her; he snatched the doll
from her arms, and lifting it





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up in his hand, dashed it with
all his might upon the floor.
Emma burst into tears; and
as she stooped to pick up her
once pretty, but now quite
spoiled doll, with its arms
broken, and not a feature left
of its face, she felt it very hard
indeed to refrain from un-
kind and evil words. But the
thought of all that her mamma
had said to her came into her
mind, so she sat down on the
floor without speaking, and hid
her face in her apron, for she
could not help crying sadly.





12 GOOD FOR EVIL.


Edward did not go away;
he found some paper and string
to mend the tail of his kite,
and as his anger cooled, he
began to feel sorry for what he
had done. She should have
left my kite alone," he said to
himself, and then I would
not have hurt her doll." But
this excuse did not make his
mind feel easy; for Edward
was older than his sister, and
knew as well as she did, that
we must not return evil for
evil. Then Emma was so
mild and quiet this morning,





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and did not say an angry word;
Edward thought he should
not have minded so much, if
she had been cross. He just
stole a look at the doll, as it
lay on poor Emma's knee;
and it seemed to him -a pity
that such a nice doll should
have been spoiled in a fit of
rage. He wished he had not
done so; but it was of no use
wishing now: there was the doll
-it could never be mended :
and what would his mamma
say; how she would punish him,
when Emma had told her all!





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Edward was thinking in this
way, when Emma slowly got
up from the floor, wiping her
eyes, as if she did not mean to
cry any more. She went to
-her brother, and held up her
mouth to kiss him, and asked
him to be friends. It was now
Edward's turn to burst into
tears. His heart had been
getting very full for some mi-
nutes, and this act of kindness
from his sister made his fault
seem worse than it did before.
Do not cry, dear brother,"
said Emma, laying her little




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cheek to his; "I know you
will never do such a thing
again. I forgive you, I am
sure; and I can do very well
without my doll; and though
I must tell mamma the truth
when she asks me, yet I will
beg her to forgive you; and I
think she will when she sees
that you are sorry. So now
let us kiss and be friends ; and
I will help you to mend your
kite."
If children wish to live in
peace and love, there is no-
thing will bring it about like





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giving good for evil. Edward
was not happy till he had saved
up his pocket-money, and ask-
ed his mamma's leave to buy
a new doll for Emma, which
was even more pretty than the
last. And that same day,
when they came home, their
mamma caused them to learn
this text, which neither of
them ever forgot, Be not
overcome of evil, but over-
come evil with good." Romans
xii. 21.

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