Silver Threads

Silver Threads

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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. 1870 edition. Excerpt: ...all things; but sometimes it is hard to keep down bad feelings that come to trouble me." "You must remember, Ethel, that it is little things that make up the Christian life of every one, especially a child; the avoiding of little evils, overcoining of little sins, the keeping down of little self isli feelings, the stifling little cross and angry words--this is what we are to avoid, and there is something also to do; the speaking of little words of kindness, the doing of little deeds of forbearance, the exercise of little acts of generosity and patience--these are the silver threads, Ethel, that help to make the tissue of a holy character." "How I do wish to be just such a child, Mr. Tremaine; I would rather be good and holy than to be rich or high as a princess." "Your sainted mother was such a woman, and there is not a home of luxury or poverty anywhere near the Park where her marks may not be seen; she was truly a ministering spirit here--may you be a ministering child." "I have some opportunities at home, Mr. Tremaine, to speak little words of kindness every day to those who do not speak many such to me." "Yes, I know, Ethel, but you must remember Him who ' when he was reviled, reviled not again.'" So the child was comforted; and while Isabel was tormented by the evil passion of envy, Ethel was silently weaving her silver threads around her unconscious sister, filmy and scarcely tangible to aught but angelic weavers who guided the loom of her destiny. Ethel was often grieved when Sunday came to find that she must go alone to the house of God, for Mr. Ashton had acquired careless habits since the death of his wife. Ethel was frequently the only occupant of the Ashton pew; but it was...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687501X
  • 9781236875013