P. 71: Watching the Baby.

What can be a prettier sight than a little baby asleep? We forget that it ever cries, or keeps awake at night, or tires our arms with its weight, and only admire the calm sweet face, with sometimes a smile flitting over it, and are almost impatient for the pretty eyes to open. The children in the picture look very lovingly at the occupant of the cradle. Although it looks so innocent now, if it should live, it will certainly show angry temper and want its own way. This is because all children have sinful natures, and they need new hearts and right spirits, so that they may become Christians.


 

 P. 107: The Angry Boy.

Would you believe a boy would raise his hand to strike a girl? It seems that Hilburn has heard from one of his companions that Charlotte Raymond called him a thief; and, without waiting to find out the truth of the story, here he is ready even to use his fist in anger. The Bible tells us that "the words of a tale-bearer are as wounds;" and we see every day how much mischief comes from listening to evil reports and yielding to angry tempers. Hilburn will be ashamed of his conduct when he hears what Charlotte did say.


P.120: The Toy Kitchen.

Look at what a pretty toy kitchen is on the floor by Sydney's side. The dresser and the grater, the frying pan and the tubs, look so nice that I suppose she spends a good deal of time in cooking for herself and Peggy [her doll], who is in a very queer position now, hanging over the roof, with danger of a severe fall. There is some flour in the jar in Sydney's lap, and it is to be made into dough, and then put in some pans and baked for bread, or biscuit, or pies, ready for any one who likes to eat them. Children are very fond of making things out of flour; and it would be well If they were as anxious, when they grow larger, to become good cooks and be useful in the family.

 


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