The Brothers, and Other Stories

The Brothers, and Other Stories

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...than you give to God. You may depend upon it, Mrs. Thomas, though you say you are a poor woman, you could save more and give more, if you set your mind upon it. Think it over. Maybe some trouble will come, in which it would make all the difference to you, if you had a few pounds saved up, and when we come to die, it will make a difference whether we have spent all or nearly all on ourselves, or have deemed ourselves worthy to give to Him Who giveth all, and Who gave His own Son for us. You remember our beautiful hymn: --"For souls redeemed, for sins forgiven, For means of grace and hopes of heaven, What can to Thee, O Lord, be given, Who givest all? "We lose what on ourselves we spend, We have as treasure without end Whatever, Lord, to Thee we lend, Who givest all. "Whatever, Lord, we lend to Thee, Repaid a thousand fold will be, Then gladly will we give to Thee, Who givest all." But Mrs. Thomas neither liked my advice, nor took it; and trouble came upon her sooner than she and I expected. A few months after this conversation the weather was unusually hot, and thundery. Thomas was harrowing a field, and the flies plagued his horses dreadfully. At last the leader, who was young, started off. Thomas ran to catch hold of his head, and missed; and in a minute he was thrown down, and the harrow was dragged over the poor fellow. I reached his cottage at the same time that the doctor arrived, and I shudder when I remember the wound in the poor fellow's leg. It was simply awful; a long, deep, jagged wound, torn by the teeth of the harrow. Neither the doctor nor I ever thought he would survive; but he did so, and slowly recovered up to a certain point, but no further. Thomas was lame for life; a fine, strong fellow, five feet ten high...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236538323
  • 9781236538321