Love and Duty, Or, the Happy Life

Love and Duty, Or, the Happy Life

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ... Christ has said, ' Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy laden, and I will give you rest/" said Humphrey. "I am sure," continued he, "that if you come to Him now, Becky, He will help you, for He has been a man Himself, and knows exactly how we feel." "I don't see that," replied Becky, "and that's one thing that makes me take on so about this. Now, the other day, you must know, I was out in the garden hanging up the clothes, and mother called to me, and says she, 'Becky, there's one of them young birds fallen out of the nest into the water-tub; just take it out, or it will be drowned.' Well, I was busy with the clothes, and I thought to myself, 'What matter! it's only a little sparrow; it isn't worth my troubling myself about;' and then, all of a sudden, it came into my mind that we wasn't worth no more to God than a sparrow might be to us, and that it wasn't likely, therefore, that He would trouble Himself about us if we was drowning, and so what was the good of my asking Him to bring Jem safe home; and now, you see, that's just how it is." "But, Becky," said Humphrey, "please give me that book from the table; I want to show you something." Becky gave Humphrey the book, and after turning over the pages for a minute or two, he said to her, "Just read that." With some difficulty Becky managed to spell out the words, "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are numbered. Fear ye not, therefore; ye are of more value than many sparrows." "And are those words really in the Bible?" asked she, when she had finished. "How strange! If I hadn't...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836596
  • 9781236836595