The Boy Missionary

The Boy Missionary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...to give away where he thought they would be of service. And this reminds me to say that you must not think Davie tried to do good only in the particular instance I am telling you of--he did it in many instances; but to speak of them all would spread my story out too much; and, besides, it will be more interesting if I keep to one, for so I can give you more particulars. He was within sight of the house when he met Freddy Hoyt and Willie Scranton on their way to school. He saw them laugh and whisper to each other before they reached him, and his cheeks flushed in anticipation of what they would say. " Going up to Eugene Hart's?" asked Willie. " Yes," said Davie, hardly stopping. " Rather hard drove for some one to play with, ain't you," continued Willie. Davie made no reply, and would have gone on without saying more; but Freddy, who was just then impressed with his future profession, said with emphasis: " Evil communications corrupt good manners." " I know it," said Davie turning full about; " and we are also told: ' Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you.' " " Ha! ha! ha!" shouted Willie, " if this isn't street ranting in good earnest. Better take the stump, Davie." " I heard him tell Dr. Lane once that he couldn't learn verses in the Testament. I wonder how he got that off so well!" said Freddy. Davie went on with a heavy heart, and big tears ready to gush from his eyes; but he manfully kept them back by thinking over all the encouraging words his dear mother had read to him from the Bible, and all she had said the day before when he felt so sad and...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496280
  • 9781236496287