What Little Hands Can Do

What Little Hands Can Do

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ...meant to do with these boys? To kill them? Oh, no! He intended to feed and bring them up very well, and to educate them very well, and to teach them the language spoken in Babylon; and then he meant to choose the wisest and most beautiful to stand before him. The Jewish youths were often very handsome, and were different to the people of Babylon, so I suppose the king considered they would be an ornament to his court. "The king was so anxious that these captives should have the best food, that he arranged himself that they should eat and drink the same things that he did. And this was to be done for three years, and then he would see them himself and choose those whom he liked best. "No doubt the captives were very pleased to find such a comfortable lot in a strange country, so different to what they expected. We are not told how many children Ashpenaz separated from among the prisoners; but no doubt a good number: but we are told the names of four of them--they were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah; these were their Jewish names, that their parents had given them at home; but Ashpenaz changed their names, and he called them Belteshazzar, and Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego." "Oh! mamma, I remember them," exclaimed the two little girls, "they were cast into the fieryfurnace and not burnt." "They were, my dears; but that is not the part of their history I now wish you to hear." "What did Ellen say, aunty," inquired Herbert, "they were thrown into the fiery furnace and not burnt?" "Yes, my boy; and though it may seem impossible to you, yet, you know, with God nothing is impossible: and that part of their history is another proof of how God delights to honour those...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958233
  • 9781236958235