The National Temperance Mirror

The National Temperance Mirror

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...mind their mother. Little Mabel sat with her slate on her knee, looking thoughtful. She wrote and erased, and wrote again with much painstaking labour. At last she seemed satisfied, and going to her mother said in a whisper: 'May I have a little piece of white paper and a pencil out of your drawer? I want to copy something." "What is it? Let me see," said the mother. Mabel hesitated and blushed, but held it up to her, saying, " You won't tell, will you, mother?" Her mother read it twice over. Tears gathered in her eyes. 'You won't tell anybody, will you?" entreated little Mabel. "No, no, certainly not; it shall be a little secret between you and me." She got a nice piece of paper, and sharpened the pencil anew for the child, although she was pie-making. Mabel copied it very carefully, and laid it away in the bottom of her handkerchief box, saying: "I shall see it often there, and nobody goes there but mother and I." But it happened one day that Harriet was sent to distribute the pile of clean handkerchiefs from the ironing into the different boxes, and as Mabels was empty, she saw the writing. It was so sfcon that she took it in at a glance; "Resolved, To Alwas spek pleasant whenEiuy body speks cros. Maeel Fobd." Somehow it fixed itself in Harriet's mind, isi that evening she was busy with pen and ink. The result was a writing in Harriet's handkerchiei box, with a resolution written more neatly, the same in efiect: ' Resolved, That I will try this year to reti pleasant words for cross ones. Harriet Fosc It made a difference, that was easy to see, two of the children began to practise this rtsfl lution. There was less of quarrelling. "That's mine! You better mind yo; business! ..".show more

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  • Paperback | 230 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 417g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487605
  • 9781236487605