Story Books for Young People

Story Books for Young People

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... the great chest which we took with the cottage, and which has not been moved since we bought it!" She at once lighted a lamp, and turned over the leaves of the account book, while tears of joy sparkled in her eyes. Everything was correctly put down--the sum which her deceased husband owed of the three hundred dollars at the beginning of the year, and what he had paid off in money and in work. Below stood the following lines, written in old Castro's own hand: "I have settled accounts with Jos& Pinto to-day (St. Martin's Day), and he now owes me but fifty dollars." The mother struck her hands together with joy, embraced her child, and exclaimed with delight: " Oh, Ferdinand, give thanks to God.; For now we need not leave our home; now we can remain in our cottage." "And I was the cause, mother, was I not 1" said the little fellow. "If I had not begged you to move the chest, you would never have found the book. It might have stuck there for a hundred years." The mother stood for a while in silent astonishment, and then said, "Oh, my child! it was God's doing. I feel a thrill of awe and reverence when I reflect upon it. Look, as we both prayed and wept, there came the sparkling fire-fly, and pointed out the spot where this book was concealed. Yes, truly! God's hand is seen in all things, however trifling. Nothing comes by chance. Even the hairs of our head are numbered, not one of them falls to the ground without His knowledge. Remember this through your life, and put your trust in Him, especially in time of need. It is easy for Him to aid and to save. He does not need to send a shining angel to us. He can send us help by a winged insect 1" The mother could not sleep that night for...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 132g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236817842
  • 9781236817846