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Title: Bright pictures for roguish eyes, with pretty stories
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Title: Bright pictures for roguish eyes, with pretty stories
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Place of Publication: New York
Publication Date: [1891?]
Subject: Children -- Conduct of life -- Juvenile fiction   ( lcsh )
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ALTHOUGH ladies of the highest rank in
China are much secluded, and are, even now,
rendered helpless by the feet being purposely
crippled in infancy, their minds are not un-
cultivated. It is a pity the barbarous custom
of imprisoning their feet in small shoes is
continued. Only a few weeks since I saw a
Chinese lady assisted into her carriage. She
walked with difficulty, though she was held up
on each side.

DOLLY was a wilful little girl. She was
determined to gather a flower which her
grandfather had told her not to touch. So
she slipped out into the garden, and had
her hand on it, when she felt his hand on
her shoulder.
Then how frightened and ashamed was
the naughty Dolly! How often we are
tempted to do the same kind of thing
when we wish to do what God forbids

THEY had a long way to go over a windy
common; little Nettie, her father and mother,
her uncle and aunt. It came on to rain, which
made it worse to bear. But Netty marched
on; she did not cry and worry those who
were with her. And so they got home sooner
to the warm fireside.

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is a
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,:" ,, on fire
11 m '"' Is abel
l ii ved in,

'' w as an
I I r i h
who was
Sso panic-
when a room caught fire, that she rushed to
the top of the house on to the leads, and
would have jumped into the street, had not
Isabel prevented her. In a little time the fire
was put out, and then how grateful the Irish-
woman was! In our difficulties we should
try to behave with wisdom, as well as in
every-day life.

LITTLE Bessie had been ill for almost a year,
which accounts for the fact that at seven years
old she could not write. Bessie wished to
know how very much, so she got her big
brother Ben to teach her, and a little girl
named Nancy came to learn at the same
time. It was such a pleasant surprise to
Bessie's mother when Bessie wrote her a

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BLANCHE was an English girl living in
Africa, whose nurse was a Mulatto. She
was very faithful to Blanche, and nursed her
tenderly when she was ill.

HERESA was such a
trustworthy girl, that
her mother often sent
1 her to the store closet.

her tiny sister Lulu,
Carefully taking things
from the shelves to
bring them to the
kitchen; for their mother is very busy to-day;
a number of visitors are expected to-morrow,
and both Theresa and Lulu did all that
their mother wished them to do without
breaking or upsetting a single thing.
These two little girls, you see, were a real
treasure to their mother, and saved her many
steps. What a comfort it is when children
can be trusted!
Everything is brighter in the house when
the children are good and make themselves

IT was not often that good-natured Mr Denby
lectured anybody. But when he came to see
his little God-daughter Effie, and found she
could not read the Bible he had given her
two years ago (and she was now eight year's
old), he was bitterly disappointed.
Effie was ashamed, for she had been very
idle, and although she had many oppor-
tunities, she had, very wickedly, been wasting
them, and he talked to her very seriously
about her sad neglect of duty.

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Ellen, running to the old lady who was fast
asleep by the fire, which had caught her dress.
Ellen was only four years old, but she had
saved her dear granny's life by her presence
of mind, for she threw the hearth-rug over
her dress, and thus helped to put out the
fire. She had read somewhere that this was
lthe right thing to do.

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THREE little folks went out for a ramble, and
found nothing better to do than to tear a poor
bird's-nest from a bush. Their aunt was dis-
pleased that they should find any pleasure in
giving pain, and lecturing them very seriously
about it, took them home again at once.

A DONKEY makes a good pet. I had one
who would come every morning for bread and
sugar to the kitchen window. It is a shame
to despise them, for they are useful and
gentle creatures.


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EDITH was very disobedient. She had long
wished to cut wood, as she saw the man do
sometimes with a hatchet, so one day she
stole out of doors, when no one was watching
her, and set to work to chop up a log; but
she swung the hatchet so eagerly, that it
slipped from her grasp, and fell on her foot
hurting it a good deal.
Often had she been told not to touch the
hatchet; now she found that disobedience
brings its own punishment, and she did not
soon forget the lesson she then learned.

THIS the dear old apple-tree, in t
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THIS is the dear old apple-tree, in the
branches of which Beatrix used to sit to
learn her lessons in the summer-time; and
very pleasant, I am sure, she found it. She
lived with two old aunts who sometimes
would send her lunch out to her, so that she
could sit for the whole day in her favourite
seat. When the winter-time came, she had
to do her reading in the house by the fireside.

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JANE, when staying at the farm, always had
the pleasant task of feeding the chickens ; and
it was one she dearly loved. One morning she
went as usual, and out flew the chickens,
eager to be fed. Jane was delighted, and
ready to give them the grain from her basket.
But there were two strange birds there, that
had been brought home the night before,
and they did not like to come out. The
younger ones were less careful and ran out
first. After all, there was nothing for the
older ones to fear, for they all lived together
in peace when they once became acquainted.

RIDING out alone, a lady met a dog who
would follow her, although she repeatedly
told him to go home. Presently they met
two men who wanted to rob the lady, but the
dog kept them off. It was as if he had known
beforehand that she needed protection.


KATHLEEN, Bobby, and Jeannie, declared
that they had never been out of doors in the
moonlight, and that there was nothing they
should so much enjoy as to go out for a walk
the next full moon. So they were allowed to
go, and it was such a treat! They walked
over the hill, and along the quiet roads for a
great distance; and they were astonished to
find how different everything looked in the
light of the silver moon. At length they
went home, very tired, and the bright moon
shone in at their bedroom window long after
they were asleep.

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LITTLE Harriet had a new pink dress, and
she was so vain of it that everybody laughed
at her. If you feel inclined to laugh, too,
make quite sure that you are not vain as
Harriet was, although it may not be about a
pink frock, but of your good looks or your



Sa story about

A a good dog
Named J ep.
Jep got stolen
from home by some
mitn who took him
to the other side
-if the river, a long,
l.onr: way from his
i-wn snug kennel.
Poor doggie! But
lie loved his master
-nm:i his friends so
d early, that he
Si.'gd into the

deep cold water, and swam to the other side
and got home. Dogs are, as you know, very
clever at finding their way home. Even when
taken miles away, and across the sea, they
have been known to find their way back.

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ACROSS the sunny meadows went Fay and
Emily one beautiful morning in spring. They
were just turning homewards when Fay
slipped, and very much hurt her ankle, so
that she could scarcely walk.
I do not know how they would have got
home, if they had not met Cousin George,
who was so kind, and made Fay lean on him;
and if Fay had not borne the pain bravely.
They had hard work to get home as it was;
but Fay had a good deal of courage, and
when they reached home they found that the
hurt, although very painful, was not serious
after all. In a few days she was able to be
about again, after having well rested.

ROSIE loved nothing so much as kneeling at
her father's side, listening to his stories, and
he always had a good store of them.

THESE little girls are dressing up the kitten
for fun; but I am afraid kitty does not find
it such good fun as they do. However, I
hope they took great care to think of the
kitten, as well as of their own pleasure; for
kittens are helpless little animals, and though
they have claws to scratch, they can do but
little to defend themselves against two strong
Neither cats nor kittens like to be pulled
about much, nor would you, little girls; so be
thoughtful when you play with puss.

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ANNIE was a kind sister to the little ones.
She was so pleased to give presents to them
whenever she could. She saved all her nice
things for them. And she gave them some-
thing better than presents, kind words, and
smiles and affection every day.

MR and Mrs Barrington were going to fetch
home their only little daughter Florry, who
had been staying at the seaside with an aunt.
Mr Barrington had been very ill, and they
had been obliged to send Florry away mean-
while. Her papa will be very glad to see his
daughter again, but he has hardly yet re-
covered from his severe illness. You may
be quite sure that Florry will be full of joy to
see her papa once more.

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PooR little Helen had such bad chilblains!
which made her toes so tender she was
afraid to have them touched. So her uncle,
who was a poor old cobbler, took her one day
to his cottage and cured them in a very short
time. Chilblains are more often caused by
carelessness than by anything else. Some
naughty children will go about the house with
no shoes on, and that often causes chilblains.

Sbe as sorry as Bella
i was for her brother
S- Casimir, when he
went to unpack
it. some fruit and
: lettuces he had
carried home in a
basket, and stung
his fingers with a nettle. But that would not
have happened if Casimir had listened to
Bella, and taken the empty basket she gave
him. If we are heedless, we must take the
consequences. Casimir's hand soon got well,
but the sting made him moreattentivein future.
Casimir was one of those boys who are, I
am sorry to say, very heedless in character.
He would rush at anything without stopping
to think of the consequences, and often got
himself into trouble in this way. Let us hope
he grows wiser by experience.

PHCEBE was fond of nursing her doll, spending
hours in dressing and undressing it, and who
can blame a little girl for that ?
But the misfortune was that she nursed it
morning, noon, and night, forgetting that
duty should come first, then pleasure. So
her mother took all her dolls away for one
fortnight. If you blame Phoebe, I hope you
will be careful to do all you ought to do
before you begin to play.
I know some girls who are very much like
our little Phcebe, and who sadly need some
such cure as this. If they see this book, let
us hope they shall be warned in time, or they
may lose their dolls altogether.

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NADELKA was a German girl; she had been
reading fairy-tales, till one day when she saw
this old man working in a wood with his pick-
axe, she thought he was a fairy, come to give
her a quantity of gold. Foolish Nadelka!
But she was wiser when the man began to
Rumble at her for disturbing him.

ADA'S mother and father were so
anxious to see her when they heard
she was ill at school, that they set
off at night, and drove all across
the country, since there was no
train till the morning. They were
very glad to find, on arriving, that
Ada was out of danger, although
she was far from well. With care
however, she quickly recovered, and
was taken
home in the
same carriage,
which was sent '-
to fetch her.

HERE are an old man and a little girl, come
to see their friends. How kindly they are
welcomed! Indeed, you would have expected
this, if you knew how long they had been
absent. It is two years since they left the
part of the country where their friends live,
and the dear little child Ada was a very small
baby when the old man went away.

How pleasant to sit by the fireside in the
evening-time, before it is dark enough to
have lights, listening to stories! Janet and
Hilda's nurse always told them a story when
their mamma was away from home, and
you see them listening to her in the picture

JESSIE had been away for such a long time,
and she could not help crying for joy to see
her dear mother again. She was saddened,
too, by the thought that she might soon have
to leave her home again. How joyful it is to
be at home with those we love!

OST people re-
gard the family
Bible with pe-
culiar respect.
Not that it is dif-
.the nferent from other
Bibles ; but a
family Bible has
so many associations mixed up with it. The
birthdays of grandfathers and grandmothers,
down to the latest-born baby, will be found
duly recorded in it. The dates of the wed-
ings, too, and sometimes the sad records
of death, are to be found in its pages. On
the next page you see a lady and gentleman,
and their family, who are reopening a hand-
some Bible, which has been for many years in
their family, and which they have not seen
since they left England, twelve years ago.
You see it has been carefully guarded in a
strong oak chest.

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I THINK this strangely dressed old lady was
not your grandmamma nor mine. I suspect
she comes out of a fairy-tale, and is going
to stop the robbery which the forty thieves,
inside that long row of cans, intended to
They were clever young folk to hide there;
but the old dame has sharp eyes, and has
spied them out. You see one of them has
been foolish enough to let his boot be seen,
and that ruined all their tricks.

"SEE! I have finished it all myself!" cried
Stella, holding up the first garment she had
made for the poor. Stella lived in a beautiful
mansion, but she had been taught to delight
in doing things for others, and when she
grew older she did much good.

ALL these children have been at play heartily,
when the biggest boy and girl quarrelled.
May was getting on famously, drawing all
sorts of funny things on the slate to amuse
the younger ones, when Master James rudely
came up and snatched away the slate. I am
sorry to say that May slapped him, and Jim
returned the blow. This was a sad sight, and
of course all the fun was stopped instantly,
for mirth ceases when ill-temper comes. The
other little ones were ready to cry, and stood
sadly looking on, till the girl, May, went up
to the boy and said, Let us be friends,
Jim!" Then all was happy as before.


"I WISH I had a live pet to love and take
care of!" said Amy. Clara, who heard her,
brought her a lovely bullfinch, which flew on
her head, and sang, and played all sorts of
tricks. Careless Amy did not keep it long,
however, for she left the window open one
day, and it either flew away or was stolen.

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GERARD had a very difficult exercise to write;
so his sister Flora came to see if she could
help him, and together they managed to do
it famously. Now if Flora had been a selfish
girl, and gone on with her book instead of
coming to help Gerard, he would have been
at work all the evening. Two heads are
always better than one, and if we could always
try and help each other, our tasks would often
be lightened. But children, and, I am sorry
to say, grown-up people also, are often too
selfish for this, and they thus lose much

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VIOLET had not been able to play for a good
many weeks, for she had been ill. But to-
day she was well enough to be carried out
of doors to see the children at play, and she
felt very happy. It was a great pleasure to
her to sit under the shadow of a great spread-
ing tree, on that bright summer day, and now
and then, when she was tired of reading,
watch the other little ones at play.
May she soon get well, and enjoy their
games with them.

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JESSIE and Dora were gardening; they were
picking up the dead roses and other flowers
in order to tidy the garden. Their mother
was surprised to see how much they had
done in a short time. Children can do many
useful things, and they are always happy
when they are useful.
As a reward for their industry, their papa
allowed them a small patch of ground for
themselves, and you may be sure no one ever
grew such flowers and vegetables as they did.
They thought their flowers were brighter, and
their peas finer than any in the whole garden.

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LITTLE Amy was delighted with her fairy-
doll, a present from her elder sister, given to
her because Amy was a kind girl, and let fly a
magnificent butterfly that she had wished to
keep a prisoner. Children should remember
that butterflies suffer by being imprisoned;
and, besides this, they lose all their beauty.

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BRIDGET had half-a-crown given to her tc
spend at the fair. But she met an old mar
who was a cripple, having been wounded ir
the wars, so Bridget gave him half her money
It is true she could not buy so many cakes
for herself, but she was happier than if she
had bought a large basketful. Do you know
where it says, "It is more blessed to give
than to receive" ? Ask mamma or papa t(
help you to find the saying, which is a good
and true one.

;REDA sat with a shell to her ear, listening
o the noise she fancied it made, like a
foundd of waves. It made her think of the
;ea. She loved to remember the grand ocean,
nd the happy days she spent last summer,
wandering along the shore and gathering the
shells that now gave her pleasure.

", -s f* ... HAVE you ever
.-. watched peo-

"church ? This
,,- worthy old cou-

S' pie with their
.- .__. grand-daugh-
1 .," ter are full of
'to God to-day,

r.-thir hr- been saved from
shipwreck, and they will thank God from the
bottom of their hearts. Their neighbours
know of their joy, and regard them with
interest as they go with reverent faces up
the aisle. Their grand-daughter Jeannie
is a great comfort to them both. They not
only find her useful when walking, but she is
handy at home, and is full of bright cheerful-
ness all day, which makes the old folks glad.

WHAT are these dear little folks doing ?
They are playing at being shut up in a lonely
castle, and, being terribly frightened, pray to
God to help them out. Their uncle peeps in
at the half-open door and smiles. We may
be very thankful that there is no fear of any
of us being shut up in lonely places in our
days, unless we do wrong, and are sent to
gaol; but I hope no little boy or girl, who
reads this book, will come to that.

AGNES was a great lady, and Nancy was a
poor woman, who had found a dear little girl
by the roadside and brought her to her
cottage. This baby girl was named Camilla,
and turned out to be a lost niece of the
lady's. Ever after Agnes was a friend to

my dear
the Lady
falling at
Sthe feet of
of Eng-
land. She
he would
take away their inheritance, because their
dead father had fought against him in past
times. But first the king pitied her, next he
loved her, and then he married her; so
she became Queen of England, and Edward
showered presents on all her relations.

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