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7. How plainly good pictures speak to us'!' How much they show' !" How much they may teach us, if we will study them well'!" They tell a whole story at once'; and they tell it in such a manner that it always interests us. They tell the story so that we can see it, as well as read it; and what we see we do not easily forget.
8. Children, study the pictures in this book, and they will teach you many a useful lesson. Ask yourselves as many questions about them as you can, and see how many of them you can answer.
å DRIV'-EN, driven by the wind; drifted. • FRANK, open; candid; undisguised.
Fan'-oy, imagine; believe. d KIND'-NESS, good-will; affection.
e CHEER'-LES8, dreary ; gloomy.
laid open, or bare; unprotect-
[LESSON I. is designed to show what may be learned from pictures : how much they may suggest to us, etc.
Children should be taught to observe closely. The teacher should ask the pupils numerous questions about the pictures, as shown in the foregoing lesson.]
ACTING A LIE. 1. “ Alfred', how could you tell mother that wrong story'?" said Lucy to her brother.
6 You know
did eat one of the apples that were in the fruit-dish; yet.you told mother you did not.”
2. “Now', Lucy',,. I did not tell any falsehood about it at all. You know mother asked me if I took one of the apples from the dish', and I said No! And that was true'; for the apple rolled off from the top of the dish when I hit the table, and I picked it up from the floor. Mother did not ask me if I ate one', but if I took one from the dish."
3. “But you know, Alfred', what mother meant'; and you know you deceived her; and you meant to deceive her. And that is acting a falsehood, which is just as bad as telling a falsehood. If mother had asked
had eaten the apple, and you had shaken your head, would not that have been telling a falsehood' ? Certainly it would."
4. And Lucy was right. God knows what we mean', as well as what we say! Do you
not think an acted lie is as wicked in his sight as a spoken lie' ?' And do you not think that Alfred's conscience troubled him? You should never act one thing', and mean another!
[LESSON II. illustrates the dishonest character of Alfred, and the truthfulness of his sister. It shows how Alfred told a falsehood-one of the white lies which some children think excusable, and how his sister reproved him for it. What is a falsehood. How a falsehood may be acted as well as spoken. Suggest other examples.]
Our Father, God, who reigns in heaven,
By whom are all our blessings given.
Far from the fowler's spare' 23
And shows such tender care'?3
His grace to creatures here below.
So beautiful and warm' ?3
Amid the raging storm ?3
Through heaven and earth, and sea, and air.
To little sparrows give' ?1
By faith in him to live' ?1
Is worthy of our highest love. a SPĂR'-Row, a small bird.
GRĀCE, favor; goodness. SHIĒLDS, protects; defends from danger. & EN
DAV'-OR, strive : try. [LESSON III. shows God's care over even so small a creature as a sparrow. Why are wings given to the little birds ? To enable them to avoid danger, to feed upon insects Aying in the air, to feed upon the seeds of *plants, etc. What kind of a dress birds are provided with. Its adaptation to their wants. Why God is worthy of our highest love, etc.]
A KISS FOR A Blow. 1. One day the Rev. Mr. Adams went into an infant-school in Boston. He had been there before, and had told the children they might ask him any question that they pleased, whenever he came to see them.
2. “Please to tell us,” said a little boy,“ what is meant by overcoming® evil with good'.” The minister began to explain it, when a little incident occurred, which gave him the best explanation he could wish.
3. A boy about seven years of age was sitting beside his little sister, who was only six years old. As the minister was talking, George, for that was the boy's name, got angry with his sister about something, doubled up his fist, and struck her on the head.
4. The little girl was just going to strike him back again, when the teacher, seeing it, said, “My dear Mary, can't you
brother? See how angry and unhappy he looks!"
5. Mary looked at her brother. He looked sullen and wretched. Her resentment was soon gone, and love for her brother returned to her heart. She threw her arms about his neck, and kissed him.
6. The poor boy was wholly unprepared for so kind a return for his blow. He could not resist the gentle affection of his sister. He was wholly overcome, and he burst into tears, sobbing violently.
7. His gentle sister took the corner of her apron and wiped away his tears, and sought to comfort him by saying, “Don't cry, George; you did not hurt me much.” But he only wept the more. No wonder: it was enough to make any body weep.
8. But why did George weep'? Poor little fel. low'! Would he have wept if his sister had struck him in return'? Not he. But by kissing him as she did, she made him feel more deeply than if she had beaten him black and blue.
9. Here was a kiss for a blow-love for anger; and all the school saw at once what was meant by "overcoming evil with good." a O-VER-COM'-ING, conquering; gaining the COO-QUR'RED, happened; took place.
d RE-SENT'-MENT, anger from being wrong6 IN'-CI-DENT, event; occurrence.
[LESSON, IV. very happily illustrates, in the incident of "a kiss for a blow," the principle of overcoming evil with good. The teacher can probably give other examples illustrating the same principle. It was one of the precepts of the Savior, “If a man smite thee on the one cheek, turn to him the other also.”]
THE YOUNG GALLEY-SLAVE.
1. A young man was recently condemned, for some offense, to serve at the galleys in one of the sea-ports of France. Such persons are called galley-slaves, and their punishment is to serve as oarsmen on board of a galley, or large government boat.
2. The young man here referred to seized the first opportunity, which occurred at night, to run away. Being strong and vigorous, he soon made his way across the country, and escaped pursuit.
3. Arriving the next morning before a peasant's cottage in an open field, he stopped to beg something to eat, and find a refuge while he reposed? a little. But he found the inmates of the cottage in the greatest distress. Four little children sat