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About Christian herald. (Portland ;) 1882-18?? | View Entire Issue (Jan. 12, 1883)
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Faith. Hope and Charity.
what were you doing here ?”
•* I was hunting for a four-leaved
clover. Nurse said when one.finds
a four-leaved clover, and makes a
Faith, Hope apd Love together stood.
With flowing" w aves of a n n-to n c
In truth a beauteous sisterhood—
The stranger smiled at the sim-
I could not choose, each seemed so ' ’ pie
Dj story. “ That sounds nice ; but
let me tell you something better.
Faith’s clear brown eyes were fixed afar ; | ‘■Away in the Eaatr where the
And though her robe showed many a 1
land is as free as here, there lived a
vanced ami said,- in commanding footsteps, but they soon lost sight
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tones : “ My boy,do you know me ? of the party.
being three or four
I ain the Duke of Wellington—one
not accustomed to be disobeyed days upon the road, it was twelve
before they saw another human
All that they had to sustain life
Thq boy lilted his cap and stood was the game which they occasion
uncovered before the man whom ally were able to bring down with
all England delighted to honor ; their rifles. They were soon re-
then answered firmly : 1 am sure duced to the necessity of drinking
r W-n;...rtnn «mild not
IL. lv t.,-a and eating a l»oot sole
Of traveled road wearying load,
Heavenward she looked through mist quite old, died. His son then took wish me to diaobey orders. I must which they soaked and burned.
his father’s throne. He was a good keep this gate shut; no one is to They kept, going from one point to
And tver when her heart felt sad, '
man, and loved God. One night pass through but with my master’s another till night would fall, then
they found shelter as best they
And ever when her feet were sore.
T he .dreamed that God talked to express permission.
Greatly pleased, the sturdy old couTJ. One night they d
Shedownward glanced, and then grew Jjim and to ask whatever he wish-
warrior lifted his hat, and said : in the drift with a sheath knife,
ed and he would give it to him.
To see the shining cross she bore.
“ Now, this great king did not ; “ I honor the man or boy who can and it was midnight before the hole
Hope’s sparkling orbs overflowed with
fw ,noney> neither aske<] he for be neither bribed nor frigtened
was big enough to hold both. They
crawled in and closed the hole be
,«, more land than he had. He told
Her buoyaut feet scarce touched m
hind them to keep the snow from
God that he was like a little child;
only the French, but the world.’’ drifting in, and wrapping themselves
And even iu the darkest night,............ j that be knew nothing;and that he
And Kandnfg The boy a glittering in the blankets, remained during t |
Some ray from moon
or star she found. | was kin«',
o’ and asked of God to give
him wisdom. Then God told him sovereign the old Duke put spurs to the night. They got no sleep, as
She dried the mourner’s falling tear ;
The captive half forgot his chain,
that because he had not asked to J his horse and galloped away: while l>oth were wet up to their waists,
i And smiled again when she drew near, . liva long, nor for money, he would the boy ran off to bis work, shout and had to keep knocking their
after _ rain. * give him what he wished for, that Fing at the top of Ins voice : ”” Hur-
__ like sunshine
feet together to keep from freezing.
Love s sweet bliuFeyes were dim with
should be the wisest man IKaT fah ?hurrah I I'v e done what Na- Noros wutiTcT “occasionally diop utf-------
ever lived, and that he would give poleon couldn’t do I’ve kept out to sleep, and, after allowing him to
She moved about with noiseless grace,
—IKufcZt- sleep about five minutes, Ninder
him all the other things besides. the Duke
Her tender heart forgot ita fears,
man would wake him and tell him
Aud often sought the dreariest place. | Then he awoke, but God did for word.
to knock his feet together or he
Where Faith’s clear eyes forgot to look,
And Hope went out with saddened
* would freeze. Thus they spent the
“ Now, we can have everything
The story of the ill-starred Jean- night, and werq, glad when morning
Her quiet way »he «ofUy -took
Um i* good, for .xu. lhaLjo_»daLliL
Tr -b*?h la» ln^nly
tnld by came. When they tried to get out
And many a prayer and blessing said. haVe ¡f we
God t ■> give jt tn U3
the survivors, before the board of they found it hard work, as the
Said I, “ O maid of gentle mien,
This is true, but no one ever yet Investigation at Washington, is of snow had drifted during the night.
Though fair are all you sisters three, got hia wjsh just because he found
the most distressing character. The After almost incredible suffering,
Each tenderest grace in you is seen » »
a four leaved clover.”— Sei.
narrative of Seaman Nindcrmen, living upon burned bones and
And so I chose sweet charity.
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told in plain sailor fashion, needs no I pieces of their seal skin clothing,
embellishment to make it of thrill and sleeping in cracks in the snow
“ He that is faithful in that which ¡»least, is
banks, they reached a deserted hut,
“ I wish, I wish, I wish,” sang faithful also mlirach.” Luke xvi. 10.
After Captain De Long had be where they found some molded fish,
An English farmer was one day
little Maud, the daughter of a weal
at work in the field when he saw a come too much exhausted to travel which they boiled and ate. Here
thy farmer near C.
As the setting sun was casting Party °f huntsmen riding about his further, he sent Ninderman and they sought refuge, overcome by
his last rays on tne earth, he lit f*rm- Ge had one field that lie Noros ahead to find a settlement disease and exhaustion, and it was
up the fair face of the little girl, was specially anxious they should and bring help. He thought that here that a native found them and
around which played the most no^ r*de over» 83
croP was ’n a there was a settlement about twelve carried them to a settlement, only
beautiful of golden curls. She was condition to be badly injured by
by miles furtheb on, and that the men Hi time to save their lives, but not
walking through a field richly per-
tramp of horses ; so he dispatch- could reach it in three or four days. in time to carry aid to their brave
fumed with the breath of a multi-
a hoy *u h*8 e,uI’l°J to this field Ninderman had no hope of finding ; commander.— Er.
tude of clover-blossoms, near the telling him to shut the gate and assistance, but De Long said :
“ Ninderman, do the best you
keep watch over it, and on no ac
The Bishop of Zululand thus
“ 1 wish, I wish,” the tune sung count to sutler it to Ee’dpened: The can. ft von find assistance come
■was simple and attracted the atten- boy went as he was bid, but was back as soon as you can, and if you closes his report to the Society for
tion of a passer-by.
scarcely at his post before the don’t you will be as well off as we the Propagation of the Gospel :
“ What is it you wish, little otoei” , huntsmen came up, peremptorily are.” They were then supplied “ Opportunities for mission work
kindly asked he.
ordering the gate to be opened. with a rifle, forty rounds of amuni- are far more frtely given now than
Maud looked at him shyly ; for This the boy declined to do, stating tion, and three ounces <>f alcohol. at any previous time, and the leaven
she was much surprised that she the orders he had received, and his When they were ready they shook out of twenty years’ slow and pain
was discovered. But she soon re- determination not to disobey them, hands with everybody and started ful toil has been Quietly working. _
plied, “ Oh, I want a nice little Threats and bribes> were offered up the river, the party giving three If only more effort could be made,
ponv that I may call my own; 1 alike in vain. One after another cheers as they separated from them. if more money and devoted men
<4 tludr. forced . aud^wuiimn...
want aj^ice new dress ; job, I want came forward. aS npuke^tuanf-but all -The
ever so many nice things that girls with the same-result.;: the boy re march the two men looked back rich harvest, might, in. God’s, good
Maud was but _________
mamed immovable in his deterini- I frequently to see if their comrades time, be looked for’among some of’
like me want.”
nation not to open
the gate. After ; were following, as it was' the cap- the finest heathen races on the face
nine years old.)
“ Well, that is quite a wish; but awhile, one of noble presence ad- j tuin’a* intention to follow in their of the earth.”—Ax.