Marion's Sundays, or Stories on the Ten Commandments

Marion's Sundays, or Stories on the Ten Commandments

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...Marie; though it sometimes chafed and murmured a little as yours does, daughter!" "And mine sha'n't either, dear mother, any more!" whispered Marion, coloring a little, and putting her whole heart in the kiss with which she thanked her mamma. VI. ERE is a commandment at last, mother, that I am sure even you will think isn't meant much for little girls! " exclaimed Marion, lifting her head eagerly, as her mother took her seat beside her when the next "lesson afternoon," which had now become so pleasant to the little student, came around. "It certainly is easy enough for little girls like me to do no murder; though yet, mother," continued the child, her face shadowing with a vague awe, as she spoke, "there have been women-murderers--haven't there? But it is so horrible!" Mrs. Hunter answered very gravely: "It is horrible, indeed, my daughter, to think of any one of God's creatures daring to lift an impious hand to take away the life of another; especially to imagine a woman, who was once a fair and innocent girl, transformed by evil passion into a murderer; but, alas! such things have been, and will ever be, until the blessed time shall come when Christ's kingdom of love and peace shall be established in every heart. That is what you pray for, you know, Marion, when you say 'Thy kingdom come'--that all shall acknowledge God as their Master, and obey His divine commands. If all people loved God, they would love their fellow-men also, --and there would be no more terrible wars which slaughter by wholesale, no midnight murders in quiet houses, no vengeful men lurking in secret places waiting for blood. "The poor heathen worshipper would no more throw himself beneath the wheels of his idol's...
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236634047
  • 9781236634047