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Page 12 - ... the discovery of America, and of the passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, very much diminished the trade of A.
Page 27 - But his father caught hold of him by the arm. " I will whip you now," said he, " and then, I hope, you will not." So Robert was whipped, till he cried so loud with the pain, that the whole neighbourhood could hear him.
Page 21 - Yes, but we shall have none of it : for do not you remember, last Monday, when we threw down the milk, my mother said, we were very careless, and that the next time we did so} we should have no more; and this is the next time ; so we shall have no milk for supper to-night.
Page 24 - How do you know,' said his mother, ' that Frank did not do it ?' ' Because — because — because — ma'am,' said Robert, hesitating as liars do for an excuse, ' because I was in the room all the time and I did not see him do it.
Page 36 - if they are honestly mine, I may give them away." So he emptied the hat amongst the children, his companions. " Divide them amongst you," said he; and without waiting for their thanks, he pressed through the crowd, and ran towards home.
Page 22 - Little boys, I advise you never be afraid to tell the truth ; never say, " Stay a minute" and " Stay a little longer" but run directly and tell of B 3 what you have done that is wrong. The longer you stay, the more afraid you will grow : till at last, perhaps, you will not dare to tell the truth at all. Hear what happened to Robert...
Page 26 - Then Robert, who saw by his father's looks that he was going to beat him, fell upon his knees, and cried for mercy, saying, " Forgive me this time and I will never tell a lie again." But his father caught hold of him by the arm ; " I will whip you now," said he, " and then I hope you will not.
Page 29 - Charles's father and mother, when he was a very little boy, had taught him to be honest, by always punishing him when he meddled with what was not his own : but when Ned took what was not his own, his father and mother did not punish him : so he grew up to be a thief. Early one summer's morning, as Charles was going along the road to school, he met a man leading a horse, which was laden with panniers. The man stopped at the door of a...