Claude Russell's Sister, and Other Stories

Claude Russell's Sister, and Other Stories

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ... how Miss Mortimer used to talk to them about Jesus, and used to love them and care for them. "People don't always do things for money, Lizzie," she said. "Didn't your mother do lots of work for you for nothing?" "Yes, but then I was her little girl." "And I was grandmother's. But then I used to know a teacher who used to do much more than ever she was paid to do. She used to work hard with us out of school hours to get us to be good." And Carrie thought of that afternoon in Paradise, when Miss Mortimer had looked so tired and yet had exerted herself so much to talk to them and tell them about Jesus. "What did she do it for?" "She used to say she loved us. And oh! I know now, that was why Jesus died for us. How stupid I was not to know; but your questions put me out. Jesus loved us, so He died that we might live." But Lizzie was not quite satisfied. "We did not belong to Him then when He promised," she said. "And you did not belong to your teacher; how was it?" "I think it was because Jesus was right full of love," said Carrie, her little sad face brightening; "so He loved every one, and Miss Mortimer was trying to be like Him, so she loved us children. And I'm going to try to be like them both, so I'll love you, Lizzie O'Reilly." "Thank you," said Lizzie, "and I'll try and love the little girl in the next bed; but she is such a cross little thing." "Perhaps she hasn't learnt how to fight," suggested Carrie. "How to fight? What do you mean?" Carrie explained as well as she could by telling Lizzie what her mother had said about fighting with the cross, irritable feelings. "It gets easier in time, ...
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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236921569
  • 9781236921567