Heart Throbs in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People

Heart Throbs in Prose and Verse Dear to the American People

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...throat burned with desire for its usual strong drink, and later became caked hard and dry for the want of moisture. but he pushed on toward a known spring, and willed that he would not turn back toward the accursed source of his debasement. Maddening thirst robbed him of his reason. and he wandered a maniac. tearing his hair and biting his arms. to suck moisture from his blood. Instinctively following the burro, he reached the spring. a pool worn in basalt which held but a gallon, supplied by a tantalizing drip, drip, drip from a crevice above. The burro having drained the pool. the man laid on his back to catch each drop as it fell, lingering a night and day between death and unconsciousness. and waking to curse and bless each life-giving drop, he slowly regained his reason and strength. As night stole over the desert. and the stars in their brilliancy seemed to bend down to fraternize with man, he knelt in fervent gratitude to God. Searching the vastness of the universe. endeavoring to solve the problem of infinity. as he lay on the mountain side, the seriousness and joy of life were revealed. What was puny man in the presence of such majesty? Yet man was an important part, and was given a soul to live through eternity. had been given the power to choose evil from good. that there might be a reward for doing good. Surely the Kingdom of God was within him. The knowledge had come that true happiness is only attained by "loving thy neighbor as thyself." While endeavoring to secure a greater supply of water at the spring, he uncovered a rich vein, and returned to his home and mother a wealthy man. No kind word or act is now too small for him to do. He sends ten young men to college each year. and for whatever cause he chooses to...show more

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  • Paperback | 102 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236821823
  • 9781236821829