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TWENTY-SIXTH READING LESSON. THE GOOD CHILDREN AND THE SWING. OME, Edwin, let us go and ing, Edwin said, “Susan, I read, take a swing,” said Susan to-day, one of Aunt Eliza's Stories, to her brother.
which I like very much.” Edwin was seven years of “ What was it about, brother ?” age, and Susan was but six. Edwin “ About a little boy, who struck was glad to please his sister, and his sister, but she kissed him. It he said to her, “Yes, Susan, let was called ' A Kiss for a Blow." us go, I like to swing."
“ What was the story, Edwin? They ran out in the yard, where I wish you would tell it to me.” their Papa had built them a swing. “I will read it to you if you will Edwin said, “Sister, you take the wait for me to get the Spelling seat first, and I will swing you, then Book, for it was there I read it.” I will sit in it while you swing me." “O yes, I will wait, and I shall
Their little dog, Snap, ran in the be so glad to hear it, and I love to yard with them, and he seemed as read those stories for children.” happy as any one.
“Here it is, Susan, and there is He ran and barked as he saw a pretty poem about the Bird's Susan in the swing, and would try | Nest, too, that I will read.” to get hold of the rope.
“But read Aunt Eliza's story ** At length Edwin took his seat, first, Edwin.” and as the swing went back and When he had finished reading it, forth, he sang,
Susan said, “ O brother, I am so " Heigh-ho, here I go,
glad that you have read me that High and low.”
story. I will always give “a kiss When they were tired of swing- for å blow."
Better go far around than tumble into a ditch.
TWENTY-SEVENTH READING LESSON.
A KISS FOR A BLOW. NE day a minister went into threw both her arms about his an infant school. He had been neck and kissed him. there before.
The poor boy was wholly un“Please to tell us,” said a ! prepared for such a kind return little boy, “what is meant by over- for his blow. His feelings were coming evil with good!” The touched, and he burst out crying. minister began to explain it, when a His gentle sister took the corner little incident occurred which gave of her apron, and wiped away his him a striking illustration.
tears, and sought to comfort him A boy, about seven years of age, by saying, with endearing sweetwas sitting beside his little sister, ness and generous affection, “Don't who was only six years old. As the cry, George; you did not hurt minister was talking, George, for me much.” But he only wept the that was the boy's name, got angry with his sister about something, But why did George weep? Poor doubled up his fist, and struck her little fellow! Would he have wept on the head.
if his sister had struck him as he The little girl was just going to had struck her ? Not he. But by strike him back again, when the | kissing him as she did, she made teacher seeing it, said, “My dear him feel more acutely than if she Mary, you had better kiss your had beaten him black and blue. brother. See how angry and un Here was a kiss for a blow, love happy he looks!”
for anger, and all the school saw at Mary looked at her brother. He once what was meant by “overlooked sullen and wretched. She coming evil with good.”
Forgive any one sooner than thyself.
THE DANGEROUS COMPANION.
agreeable but a dangerous Besides, every now and then I meet IV companion; yet there are persons who have been robbed by
many persons who associate him. with him, and seem satisfied with A young lady lost a ride to Lonhis company. Hear what is said don the other day, because he had about him :
stolen away a little of her spare “I can't find my shoes!” “My time. There are several children cap is lost! Who has my cap?” “ I know, who have been losers on dear! where is my knife ?! “ Who his account. One lost his certificate can tell where the umbrella is ?” “I at school, and another his place in wish some one would help me to find his class, because Disorder had robmy book !" These are some of the bed him of some of his time. cries that come from the mouth of Now, will not somebody offer a those who keep company with Dis large reward to any one who shall order.
succeed in taking Disorder? It is Such persons can never find what | dangerous for him to be at large. they want. They are apt to be fret Now, all children should be on ful and peevish, cross and pouting. their guard against him, for they Disorder never minds how much are sure to lose whenever they are trouble he causes, or how he puts so unfortunate as to get into his things out of place. He is very self clutches. He hides their books, ish, and, as you may well suppose, loses their playthings, causes them a very dangerous companion. to be late at school, and disarranges
What can be done to ferret him their desks. Now, children, keep out and get rid of him? I am cer- a sharp look-out, and never let him tain he is still lurking about, for / stay where you are.
Envy is like a worm which devours the heart of a lovely flower.