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When she sees a hole in any of her clothes; she mends it, or asks her mother to have it mended.

She does not wait till it is very large, for then she knows it would be more work.

She does not like to see any thing wasted. She never throws away, or burns crumbs of bread, peelings offruit, or small pieces of cloth For she knows that the chickens, and little birds will eat the crumbs.

And she has seen the pigs feeding on the peelings of fruit.

She knows that paper is made out of rags, 30 she saves them all.

As soon as she is old enough, she irons her own clothes and makes her own bed. She likes to feed the chickens, and the young turkeys, and to give them clean water to drink.

She likes to work in her little garden, to weed it, and to sow seeds,and plant roots in it. She always likes to be busy, and useful, and will do any thing to assist her mother.

If all little girls were so good, how much happier they would be.

They would give joy to their parents, and comfort to all their friends.

Do not be curious to know, what people do not wish to tell you.

Do not look at their letters, or what they are writing, unless they give you leave.

Do not listen at doors, or other places, where the people who are talking, do not see you:

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Some boys one day got a pigeon that was fame,and its wings being cut, it could not fly.

So they put it down to be thrown at with a stick; that he who should knock it down, should have it.

But just as they were going to throw, little Mary came along, and begged them to stop, and said she would buy the bird.

How much, said she, must I give for it? Six cents, said one of the boys

I have but four cents, said Mary; take all my money; I do not want the bird; but do not use it ill.

How should we like to be thrown at with sticks, and stones?

The poor birds can feel pain, as well as boys and girls: And it is not right, for sport, to hurt any of God's creatures; we should use them with mercy.

So they took Mary's money, and gave her the bird. These were cruel boys.

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I have seen the wicked in great power; spreading himself like a green bay tree.

Yet he passed away, and lo, he was not: I sought him; but he could not be found.

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A little that a righteous man hath, is better than the riches of many wicked.

For the arm of the wicked shall be broken; but the Lord upholdeth the righteous.

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and he delighteth in his way.

Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.

I have been young, but now am old; yet have I never seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.

Mark the perfect man; and behold the upright; for the end of that man is peace;

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The good Scholar.

A good scholar always likes to go to school. He will never miss a day when his parents will let him go,

He never goes to school with dirty hands, or a dirty face, or long nails.

When he is at school, he sits or stands, in his own place.

He does not take the other scholars' things, nor put them out of place.

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When strangers come into the school, he does not stare at them, but minds his study. He never whispers or plays, in school; for he knows his teacher would not like it.

His parents and teacher want him to learn, and he always tries to please them. When the scholars in his class, are reading,

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When he reads, or recites, he is very careful to speak his words plain.

If he writes he keeps his paper quite clean, and is very sorry when he makes a blot.

When he does not understand his lesson, he asks his teacher to explain it to him.

But he does not interrupt him when he is very busy.

When he has a hard lesson, he begins it quick; for he says, the sooner I go about it, the sooner it will be done.

He is very kind to all the little scholars, and takes care not to hurt them.

He tells them what to do, and how to be have, and takes pains to teach them.

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