Stories for Happy Children, with Pictures and Poetry

Stories for Happy Children, with Pictures and Poetry

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...two roads branch off: the straight one leading to life, the broad one leading to destruction; his first theft was like his first step in the fatal downward road. But for a little incident, which I will tell you of, the widow's son might have gone from evil to evil--from sinful thoughts to wicked deeds--till his heart had grown hard, and his conscience dead, and he had led a life of guilt and of shame, to close in misery and ruin. CHAPTER II. A S Ben was sauntering down a street, halt resolved to seek Dennis O'Wiley, his ear caught the sound of music. It came from an open door leading into an infant school. Ben, who dearly loved music, drew near, and listened to the childish voices singing a well-known hymn. Very heavy grew the heart of the boy, and his eyes were dimmed with tears, for he heard the familiar words--"Oh, that will be joyful, When we meet to part no more." Ben's lips quivered as he murmured to himself, "That is the hymn my mother taught me." The sound of that music brought vividly before the mind of poor Ben his mother's face as she lay on her deathbed; the touch of her hand--her fond look of love--her dying words of advice to her son. It was as if she had come back from earth to stop her poor boy on his downward way. His thoughts were recalled to God and heaven, to that bright home to which he felt that his mother had gone, and where he hoped one day to join her--the blessed mansions prepared by the Saviour for those who love and obey Him. "Holy children will be there, Who have sought the Lord by prayer." Ben turned away with almost a bursting heart. Heaven is not for the unholy, the disobedient, the covetous, --for those who take what is not their own! If he went on in the fatal course on which...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687319X
  • 9781236873194