One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 31

One Hundred Choice Selections Volume 31

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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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...never." ' In the grass by a lowly doorway, Sat a beautiful little child; Within the door the mother Passed busily by, and smiled And cooed to the little prattler, As he laughed in baby glee, And said in her heart devoutly, " What joy God has given to me! " And a dream of her darling's future Came floating before her eyes; "Ah! surely" she thought, "a bright pathway, Before my sweet wee one lies. To guard him from all that is evil, To teach him the true, right way, Shall be my life's one great duty, Our boy shall ne'er go astray; " Oh, my prince E with your crown so golden, And your eyes so heavenly blue, Through life, even down to death's valley, Mother's love shall watch over you And keep you--and keep you, my sweet one, Sin never shall touch one so fair." So she dreamed of her baby's future While busied with household care. But why is the baby so quiet? Fast asleep in the grass he lay, The snowy lids closed, oh, so softly, Curls brushed from the brow away. "The angels have kissed him," she whispered, As she stepped through the open door, And paused ere she lifted the sleeper, To gaze on his beauty more. But instead of her baby's beauty, She now sees a reptile head Rise angrily up beside him, As he stirs in his grassy bed. A rattlesnake slowly uncoiling, Half bid by his carnients fold, Author of " Memories of the War." H very eflcctive Temperance recitation il No. 30 of this Series. 42 one HUNDRED cnolcs seuzcrions. The hateful fanged head now is swaying-The heart of the mother turns cold. There is but an instant to save him--" Lord, keep him all motionless now l " A spring--a cry, and she has him, The more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236891147
  • 9781236891143