The Pacific Coast Third Reader Volume 3

The Pacific Coast Third Reader Volume 3

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ... here, to creep into one's shoes or bed! Father. I am not so sure of that, Charley. Charley. Why, father, did you ever see one? Father. I have seen bad men who were like scorpions; whose delight seemed to lie in wounding and tormenting others; and of whom it might be said, in the words of the Bible, "Their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he stingeth man.' Charley. What, father, are there men-scorpions? Father. In the Scriptures, scorpions are used in a figurative sense for wicked men, who, scorpion-like, wound, torment, and kill good men. There are many passages referring to them as such, but you may, for the present, turn only to the beautiful passage in Luke. You will find it in the eleventh chapter. We all should learn it by heart. "If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? Or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye, then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?' Charley. If our talk about the scorpion has done nothing more, father, it has served to fix that beautiful passage of Scripture in my mind. 6 LESSON-LXX. SOMETHING ABOUT SCORPIONS.--PART SECOND. THE next day after Charley and his father had been talking about scorpions, Charley came into the room where his father sat. His cheeks were aglow, and his eyes were bright. Charley. Father, I put my foot on the head of a scorpion to-day, and almost killed him! Father. Is that so, Charley? Tell me about it. Charley. Well, you see, father, Tom Egan is the meanest boy in school. He is alwas trying to hurt somebody. He trips up the boys when they...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236741854
  • 9781236741851