What the Wild Flowers Tell Us; Nature Talks with Young People

What the Wild Flowers Tell Us; Nature Talks with 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. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... been a most horrible one. Recently I received a letter from his brokenhearted mother, asking me if I knew of Jack's whereabouts. She has not seen him for years. But every night she prepares his bed and lights the room. The light is kept burning all through the night. She is hoping and praying that some day he will return, and when he does, no matter what hour of the day or night it may be, she wants his room all ready for him. Jack's room has a window on the street side of the house, and should he pass by that way, he will see this light of wel come which his devoted mother keeps burning for him. Ah, it seemed like a sweet, innocent pastime to lounge around with a few other boys, but how poor Jack was poisoned by it later. His heart and mind have been so poisoned that every good thought and trait in him has perished. Jesus warns us not to be deceived with things just because they are sweet and beautiful at first. VV e must go back to the roots, to the secret workings, and study things out through every branch, to see what sort of fruit is produced. By this fruit we shall know whether or not it will be safe for us to continue our acquaintanceship. Watch for the false faces. Satan dresses poisonous habits up in beautiful garments. This is the way he catches God's children. He makes things taste sweet, and look pretty at first, but they lead to death. The beautiful pokeweed plant, with its young and tender sprouts, supplies real food to man, but down in its root it has a poison stored, which a little later it will bring out in its fruit; and death lurks in that pretty fruit. Let us learn from pokeweed to watch for the false faces that cover up the poison in some pleasures, and in some people as well. ' A IILLIE gave...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 36 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236852966
  • 9781236852960