True Stories for Young Children. by the Author of 'Chickseed Without Chickweed'

True Stories for Young Children. by the Author of 'Chickseed Without Chickweed'

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...was crowded so with company, and there were such bands of music! But oh! I did so long for "William. Has he been very dull? Oh no, said papa; you shall hear by-and-by how he has been spending his time. Then Harry did his best to describe the day for papa's amusement. He told him how the horses had strained every vein to obey the wishes of their riders; and how it had almost seemed as if they longed themselves to win. And he told papa all that Uncle Tom had been saying to him of the way in which the horses and the jockeys, their riders, were dieted and weighed, and were bled, if needful, to reduce them to the proper weight. And papa told Harry, in return, of the famous chariot races of the Greeks of old, when two, three, or four horses abreast raced with light chariots, each containing one man, who stood and guided them with wonderful skill, so that they might not strike the wheels against the posts of the arena. He told him also of the running matches men themselves engaged in: those which are alluded to by St. Paul in one of his epistles, where he says, Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? so run, that ye may obtain. We have all a race to run, and our goal is the same. Papa went on to say: --If so much care and thought is spent upon winning a silver cup, that may be lost or stolen before its owner has possessed it many hours, shall we not be willing to submit to all the rules, and sacrifices, and sufferings that are imposed on those whose aim is a crown incorruptible and full of glory? As little boys, you may begin this heavenly race. Nay, I trust you have already begun it. Do not be afraid if you find yourselves often called upon to lay aside some weight; that is, to lay down some gratification, more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653042X
  • 9781236530424