The postman's bag, and other stories

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Page 155 - Their idols are silver and gold: the work of men's hands. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not...
Page 135 - ... whose adorning, let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of the meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.
Page 53 - Just look, papa," said John ; " what big clouds !" " Oh, yes," said Mary. " I wonder what the Lord has made the clouds for ?" "The clouds are very useful,
Page 54 - we cannot walk now ; everything is wet." "True," answered the father. " Still it is very useful. The Lord has made the clouds to give rain. They are big watering-pots" " Watering-pots ! " said Mary, opening her eyes in wonder.
Page 80 - Jump at the carrots!" said the goat maliciously, "I now leave them to you." " I can't," sighed the fox ; "my leg pains me too much ; you may take them." '' Very well," said the goat, and ran towards the bag. But, oh, dear ! there was neither bag nor carrots, for during their quarrel a peasant had passed by, and picked up both.
Page 78 - ' I don't believe my ribs would stand those horns." So thev kept standing over the carrots, and looked at each other, but neither had the courage to touch the spoil. After a pause, the fox said, " What's the use of our standing here ? Let us see which of us is the stronger. Yonder are two heaps of stones. Take you one of them, and I'll take the other. He who first throws down his heap shall have the carrots.
Page 54 - Quite so," replied the father. Now, when the sun shines very hot on the fields, the cows in the meadows are sadly annoyed, and the flowers and plants bow their little heads to the ground. Then the Lord spreads out the clouds before the sun, just as you pull down the curtains, and the cows begin to leap and to run about joyfully, and the flowers and plants lift up their heads with gratitude'" "While the father was speaking it began to rain.
Page 77 - I'll see," said the fox; and, putting his mouth to the string with which the hag was tied, he bit it through in a moment; then seizing the bottom of the bag with his teeth, he shook it, and the most splendid carrots rolled out. " Those are for me," said the fox,
Page 55 - Yes, my child," said the father. " What does our gardener use his watering-pot for?" " To wet the ground," said John, quickly. " Yes," cried Mary, "for if the ground is too dry the flowers will not grow.
Page 79 - Ah ! my dear fellow," cried he, '• the carrots are now for me !" "Not yet," said the goat. "You haven't thrown down your heap, and if you touch the carrots before then, I'll fight you with the stumps that are left on my head.

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