Ruth Bloom's Hard Lot, and Who Made It So

Ruth Bloom's Hard Lot, and Who Made It So

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...other feelers kept the animal fast to the rock. The body had emerged from the hole, a great mass of jelly, it seemed to be, with two large prominent eyes, which were fixed upon the victim. The man knew that he had but one hope of conquering his deadly foe, and that hope was a desperate one. With the knife ready in his left hand, he watched the head of the creature, knowing that its next movement would be to fasten upon his breast and kill him. He dared not take his eyes from the hideous animal. Were he to do so but for a moment, it would be instant death. Suddenly the head darted fiercely forward--in a second the knife was upon it. Its aim was true. Gradually the hold of the feelers relaxed, and in a few seconds the man was free, and his enemy dead at his feet. Had he not fortunately had the knife, he would have been dead instead. So is it with discontent. One sin after another creeps firmly round its victim, and with each the man is more firmly held in the bonds of Satan. He must not attempt to remove only one particular sin--he must consider what is the one evil that leads to all the others, and his whole attack must be upon that; cut that off, and the others follow. And to cut that off the whole body of sin must be destroyed; and the only way this can be done is to be always provided with the "sword of the Spirit," the grace of Grod, through His only Son Jesus Christ. In addition to being sullen and discontented, Ruth ceased to take any pains with her work; and the head servant, having spoken several times to her, but without any effect, was at last obliged to complain to her mistress. Mrs. Ford was very much annoyed, and at once sent for her, and, speaking very seriously, told her how ashamed she ought to be, and how more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236826213
  • 9781236826213