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Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Children's Friend — 16 June 1883
vol, XVIII. pfAiVyfejiif DW many of them there are in the world! In fact they are all wonderful. It is wonderful how the mighty oak, with its great trnnk ' and thousand branches, and countless leaves, could ever have been folded 'mHmfrv away in the narrow cell of a tiny acorn, i wf i But some trees seem more wonderful \ to us than others, because we are not accusY? tomed to seeing them. Away in Eastern lands there is a tree called the "cow-tree," because a white sap is obtained from it that much resembles milk in looks and taste, which is very sweet and wholesome, and highly prized by the natives as an article of food. The sap is obtained by making a hole in the bark of the tree, near the roots, with a hatchet or other sharp instrument, when the white juice exudes, after the manner of the sap from the sugar-maple in our own land. "Butter-trees" have also been found in India and Africa. These produce a seed from which, when boiled, ~n excellent butter is obtained, which forms a princ...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Children's Friend — 16 June 1883
4f&gt; THE OLD FANNING-MILL. ■ ■ OW, good-bye to lessons, and liurrah for t] i*@) I[T un !" exclaimed Ned Dean, as he deM, II H P os^e d his school books on the shelf. M m w * s ' x vacation was two years long instead of two weeks, do you not, ?-■ Belle ?" "And not have any lessons for two whole years?'' asked his sister. "Exactly that. I am tired of school, and then I always have such a splendid time at grandpa's I never want to come away. But you see if I don't make the most of it, and crowd all I can into twelve days ?" The next morning the two children started for their visit to the country; and, as they rushed past glittering fields of ice and snow, Ned was loud in his ejaculations of delight and prophecies of pleasure. His skates were in his valise, and there was a sled waiting for him in the loft of the shed. The very afternoo i of his arrival he tried the ice, and coasted down the long hill back of the house, until he had a keen appetite for one of grandma's suppers,...
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Children's Friend — 16 June 1883
morning. I promised mother that I'd do the best I could." "Of course ; but how can a fellow away from home, and no money to do with, help it ?" was the tearful reply. To see his comrade cast down roused Jame3 to his usual bright, happy manner. "As to money, we've enough for to-night, and tomorrow we must find something to do," was the cheerful answer. To-morrow came. The lads were from New England homes. Their manners and appearance spoke the thrift economy and neatness. With a fair education and particularly quick at figures, they were ready for anything that might offer. Before noon, both were engaged as clerks at what seemed to them really high wages. Tipton was a small village, but the surrounding country was already taken up by fanners, and the river was at that time the only outlet for their produce; hence business was active and saloons abundant. As the days wore 011 it became evident that the two clerks, quick and apt in their new surroundings, were actuated by altogether di...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Children's Friend — 16 June 1883
48 Sec. Quar.—Xll. END OF FIRST MISSIONARY 17, 1883. 19. U And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead (2 Cor. xi. 26 ; 2 Tim. iii. 11.) 20. Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city; and the next day he departed witli Barnabas to I)erbe. 21. And when they had preach the gospel to that city, and had taught many, they returned again to Lystra, and to Iconium, and Antioch. (Matt, xxviii. 19.) 22. Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. (Acts xi. 28 ; xiii. 43.) 23. And when they had ordained them elders in every church, and had prayed with fasting, GOLDEN TEXT. "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."—Matt, xxviii. 19. READINGS ...
Page 1 [Newspaper Page] — Children's Friend — 6 September 1884
VOL. XIX. §BOUT four hundred and fifty years ago, Spain was ruled by tlie Moors, who had conquered ■ nearly all the world. At that time it was a very rich and powerful kingdom. The conquerors RICHMOND, VA„ SEPTEMBER 6, 1884. SPAIN. built forts and castles all over the country. One of the largest and most beautiful of these fortified palaces was the Alhambra. Its splendid ruins still remain, and we have before us, in the centre of the picture, or the Children's Friend.] one of its courts—the Court of the Lions. Is it not a splendid building? After awhile the Moors were overthrown by the Spaniards under Ferdinand and Isabella. These rulers were zealous Roman Catholics, and under their reign the Inquisition was established. This was a secret council, which had the power of torturing and killing any one whom their secret spies accused of holding a different belief, or of speaking against the church. The people also had to pay heavy taxes for the support of the government and church; and...
Page 2 [Newspaper Page] — Children's Friend — 6 September 1884
66 at niglit by tlie hearth, and relate the stories which their superstitious forefathers have handed down to them, about hidden Moorish treasure. The sport in which they especially delight is the bull-fight, in which the poor animals are teased and tormented, and finally killed, for the amusement of the people, as we see in the picture. South of Spain, at the entrance to the Mediterranean, is the celebrated Rock of Gibraltar, which formerly belonged to Spain, but at present is the property of Great Britain. M. FOR CONSCIENCE SAKE. i- Janet, all the examples are worked |T(®) out on this piece of paper. Take it into m I A. the class, and you'll get through the re- ' V I it elation nicely." Janet drew back, and said, "But I A didn't work them out, Alice. It would not be honest." "Don't be a goose, Janet. Nobody will be likely to ask riglit up and down whether you did them or not." "But if I make any one thiuk I did, then it will be dishonest all the same." "Nonsense! Give me the paper...
Page 3 [Newspaper Page] — Children's Friend — 6 September 1884
BE AYE FOR THE EIGHT. iK?G\vi«&amp;s'ry'»&gt;'A-: YOUNG man had come to the city wittin y ear &gt; an( i entered into busineas a young man named Wellingmil- *° n ' SOn a wealth y broker, who f*M was at the time travelling in Europe. On his return and introduction to Ealph Merrill, attracted by his fine physique and pleasing address, his cultured mind and generous heart, he invited him to his elegant home, introduced him to his daughter Edith, a fair and graceful girl, and showed a desire in various ways to be his friend. Not long after Mr. Wellington's return from abroad some of his intimate business friends planned to give him a banquet at Delmonico's. Everything that could give pleasure or grace to the entertainment was ordered. Eare and costly wines helped largely to make up the carefully chosen menu. The guests invited were gentlemen prominent in the commercial world; the younger Wellington and Ealph Merrill were among them, because of their relations wit...
Page 4 [Newspaper Page] — Children's Friend — 6 September 1884
6 8 CHILDREN'S SAYINGS. Nailing a Sunbeam.—l once heard of a bright-eyed, merry little boy, who lived in an old house in a dark, narrow street. One day, after many months of darkness, the sun shone into his room, —not a full, radiant flood of sunshine, such as comes into our windows day by day, but a little narrow beam of light, quivering and dancing on the bare wall. The child was filled with delight, and putting his little hand on the sunbeam, he cried, "Run quick, mamma! bring a hammer and a nail; I'll hold it while you nail it, so we can keep it always." A beautiful answer was once given by a little girl in one of the London homes for the destitute. The question was asked, why Jesus is called an unspeakable gift. There was a silence for a while, and then, with trembling voice, this dear child said, '' Because he is so precious that no one can tell all his preciousness." A Boy's Answer.—"How many Gods are there?" was once said to a little boy. "One," was the reply. "How do you kn...