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In cold countries the reindeer draws sledges, and in hot countries, the elephant and the camel carry heavy loads for the use of man.

Birds are useful in various ways. Some delight us with their songs; some furnish us food, both with their flesh and their eggs; some supply feathers, of which beds are made.

Others destroy the vermin, which would injure the fruits; they also catch snakes, and lizards and the like.

Domestic fowls are commonly kept in poultry yards; water fowls swim about in ponds, such as ducks and geese.

Singing birds are heard in the woods and fields, and are sometimes kept in cages, such as bullfinches and canaries. Birds of prey, such as eagles, vultures, and hawks, seldom come within the reach of men.

Fishes also supply man with food. There are some countries where the people live all the year round on

fish. The oil, skin, and bones of

, some fishes, such as the whale, are used for many purposes.

Insects render us service in destroying weeds, and in consuming the carcasses of dead animals, which would make the air unwholesome.

Bees supply us with honey and wax.

Some sorts of shell fish are eaten, such as the oyster, the lobster, and the crab. Mother-of-pearl comes from the shells of fish: the handles of penknives are sometimes made of the mother-of-pearl.

Some little insects are useful in making spunge. They make it upon rocks in the sea; and they live in the holes which we see in the spunge.

The leech, which is sometimes called a blood-sucker, is very useful to some people who are ill, by sucking their blood.

The animals, which benefit us by their skins, are the ox, the calf, the

sheep, the horse, the hog, the goat, and the deer.

Their skins are very useful, because leather is made of them.

There is also a fish of the shark kind, whose skin is tanned and made into leather.

When the skins or hides of animals are thickly covered with soft, downy hair, they are made into furs. The short hair of some animals is cut off, and used in making hats.

Besides the ox and the sheep, we also eat the flesh of the hog, the deer, the hare, domestic fowls, the partridge, the pheasant, and many others.


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And bebold a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted Jesus, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

He said unto him, What is written in the law ? how readest thou ?

And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.

And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live.

But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbor ?

And Jesus answering, said, A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leav. ing him half dead.

And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

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