Wreaths of Friendship

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: OTIE W®IEIE) ©IP Enry, what book is that you have in your hand ?" " It is the Bible, mother." "Oh, no, it cannot be, sure- " Why, yes it is—see!" " And my little boy to treat so roughly the book containing God's holy word!" Henry's face grew serious. " Oh, I forgot!" he said, and went and laid the good book carefully away. " Try and not forget again, my son. If you treat this book so lightly now, you may, when you become a man, as lightly esteem its holy truths ; and then you could never live in heaven with the angels. No one goes to heaven who does not love and reverence the Word of God, which is holy in every jot and tittle." Illiam Baker, and his brother Thomas and sister Ellen, were playing on the green lawn in front of their mother's door, when a lad named Henry Green came along the road, and seeing the children enjoying themselves, opened the gate and came in. He was rather an ill-natured boy, and generally took more pleasure in teasing and annoying others, than in being happy with them. When William saw him coming in through the gate, he called to him and said, in a harsh way, "You may just clear out, Henry Green, and go about your business! We don't want you here." But Henry did not in the least regard what William said. He came directly forward, and joined in the sport as freely as if he had been invited instead of repulsed. In a little while he began to pull Ellen about rudely, and to pushThomas, so as nearly to throw them down upon the grass. "Go home, Henry Green! Nobody sent for you! Nobody wants you here!" said William Baker, in quite an angry tone. It was of no use, however. William might as well have spoken to the wind. His words were entirely unheeded by Henry, whose conduct became ruder and more offensive. Mrs Baker, who sat at the w...
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