'Little Boots' Grown Older or the Soldier of the Cross

'Little Boots' Grown Older or the Soldier of the Cross

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...resist if I stayed there. I do love to dance. And, I suppose, Mr. Divinity Student, you think I'm very wicked?" "No," answered Paul, musingly, as he stood looking over the well-filled bookshelves. And May sank back into an easychair, laughing merrily. "Oh, dear me! I wouldn't be as sober as you are for anything. There is so much pleasure to be had out of life yet." Paul smiled. "I think I get my full share of the pleasant things of life. I am sure I do. Only I think it is a good plan to mix a few sober realities with them. Don't you?" "Dear me, no. You can't; at least, 1 can't. They won't mix. The sober things always settle at the bottom." She shook her head in the old girlish way. Paul answered, laughing, "That is because you don't use the right proportions." And just then some one found them, and carried Miss Marten back to the parlor, leaving Paul among the interesting things of Mr. Delamater's library. He smiled to himself, at his last words to May. And yet how true it was. It is what we must all learn to do in this world, if we want to live rightly and happily, --mix the sober, real things with the light amusements and pleasures of life. It is what God wants us to do. He wants us to enjoy the play and the pleasantness, and yet ever to keep present with it all the thought of the next great life, which is to last forever, when these little earthly joys have passed away. And we must be careful to mix them rightly, as Paul said to May. For Satan will always be trying to persuade us to put in more pleasure, not to be afraid of it, and then we shall forget the other things, --the work God has given us to do in this world, and the home where He has called us all to come. Later in the evening, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236505220
  • 9781236505224