A Guiding Star, by Austin Clare

A Guiding Star, by Austin Clare

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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: ...purple foxgloves. The glow-worms might have told something, if only they could have spoken; they had seen what had gone on at the other side of the hedge. But alas! glow-worms never speak but in fairy-tale and fable, so they could not help poor Bessie. Could they not, though? Was there nothing to be read by the light of those little lamps--those humble stars of earth? I think there was, though Bessie could not read it then. There is a little verse in the Bible which tells how good men whose hearts are stayed on God, " shine as lights in the world; holding forth the word of life" even in the midst of a " crooked nation;" and I think that the little glow-worms, shining so steadily on the banks of the winding lanes, are a living picture of this. Is it not as though they said--" God has given us but a little lamp; not like that of the stars, enough to light the way for all around us, but still sufficient for the work He has set us. Shall we not then, in steady faith, hold it up towards Him who is the great Father of Lights, nothing doubting but that He who careth for the smallest thing which He hath created, will take heed for the rest?" Even so. Indeed it seems to me that there is nothing in God's earth which does not bear a message for us, though we are generally too blind and deaf to find it out. In this, at least, are not the people in fairy-tales wiser than we? Never had Bessie Morland spent an evening more utterly wretched. Mother scolded her for idling when she saw the half-filled basket; Jem did not appear at supper, and Dickie avoided her, so that she could not get a word with him; but once she surprised a look of wretchedness on his face which went to her heart. If the star shone that night in the soft summer...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236620151
  • 9781236620156