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THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO LIVE ON EARTH.

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XVI.—THERE ARE TWO WAYS TO LIVE ON

EARTH. birth judge bit-ter

de-ni-als pur-chase choose lose com-plain' ex-change wound-ed earth modes cease-less ex-pense' am-bi-tion false shun dai-ly neigh-bour en-deav'our fault view dou-ble of-fence' glit-ter-ing 1. There are two ways to live on earth,

Two ways to judge, to act, to view,
For all things here have double birth-

A right and wrong—a false and true. 2. Give me the home where kindness seeks

To make that sweet which seemeth small;
Whose every lip in fondness speaks,
And
every

mind hath care for all.
3. Whose inmates live in glad exchange

Of pleasure free froin vain expense;
Whose thoughts beyond their means ne'er range,

Nor wise denials give offence.
4. Who in a neighbour's fortune find

No wish, no impulse to complain;
Who feel not-never felt—the mind

To envy yet another's gain.
5. Who dream not of the ebbing tide,

Ambition's foiled endeavour meets,
The bitter pangs of wounded pride-

The fallen power that shuns the streets. 6. Though fate deny its glittering store,

Love's wealth is still the wealth to choose;
For all that gold can purchase more

Are gauds it is no loss to lose.
7. Some beings, wheresoe'er they go,

Find nought to please or to exalt;
Their constant study but to show

Perpetual modes of finding fault.

8. While others, in the ceaseless round

Of daily wants and daily care,
Can yet cull flowers from common ground,

And twice enjoy the joy they share. 9. Oh! happy they who happy make,

Who blessing, still themselves are blest,
Who something spare for others' sake,

And strive in all things for the best. SUMMARY.— There are two ways of doing everything-the right and wrong, the false and true. I love the home where kindness seeks to make every one happy, and where there is no desire but to do the right to all around. Those are happiest who make others happy, and who strive in everything to do their best. Cull, gather.

Gauds, toys.
Eb-bing, flowing back, sinking. Im-pulse, cause, desire.
Foiled, baffled, overcome.

In-mates, dwellers.
Fond-ness, love.

Per-pet-u-al, never ending.

QUESTIONS. How many ways are there of pleasures be free from? What living on earth? What are the should we not envy? What are two ways? What does kindness all the things that gold can purseek to make? What should our chase? Who are the happy ?

XVII.-A BREACH OF TRUST.-PART I.

two men

course bright-eped i-ron

o-bliged' too ready leave burg-lars jok-ing re-ceipt' lose emp-tied

mon-ey re-plied' writ-ten thought good-bye' neigh-bours

rich-er hon-est-y 1. In the city of New York there lived, not many years ago, two neighbours, one of whom was named Frankheart, and the other Wily. Frankheart was too ready to trust every man he met; but Wily loved money so well that he quite forgot that honesty is the best policy. One day Frankheart came into Wily's house, and said: “Neighbour Wily, I am about to make a journey to see my uncle, who is very ill. I have one hundred pounds in gold, which I want to leave behind. What shall I do with it?”

2. Wily's eyes brightened, and he replied, “I have a good strong iron safe where I keep my money and notes. Fire cannot harm it, and burglars cannot open it. I put the key in a place known only to my wife and myself. I think you cannot do better than keep your gold in my safe.”

3. Perhaps Wily had no thought of fraud in his heart at the moment; for he called his wife and said, “Wife, our neighbour is going away, and wants to know what he shall do with his gold. I tell him he may put it in our iron safe.”

4. “He is quite welcome to do it,” said Mrs. Wily, who, in her love of money, was not far behind her husband. “I do not see why his gold would not be as safe there as in the bank. How

gone, neighbour Frankheart? 5. “Only a few weeks, I think," said Frankheart. “I am much obliged to you for your offer to take care of the gold. Here it is”—and bringing out a bag, he emptied the contents on the table—one hundred pounds in gold.

6. He counted the money before their eyes, put it back in the bag, tied the mouth of it, and asked them to look at the written label on it, bearing his name, and showing the amount. Then he gave the bag to Wily, and bade him and his wife good-bye. “What a careless man!” said the wife; "he has gone off without taking our receipt for the money.” “Of course he trusts to our honour,” replied the

long shall

you be

husband ; “we shall not forget it.” Wily had not begun to feel the force of temptation.

7. It was nearly a year before Frankheart returned home to New York. He had gone to Mexico, and from Mexico to England. The day after his return he called on his neighbours, the Wilys, and said he would trouble them for that little bag of gold.

8. Wily looked at his wife, and his wife at him. Each seemed waiting for the other to speak. At length Wily replied, “Mr. Frankheart, your memory must be failing. It is true you talked of leaving a bag of gold with us, but we gave it back to you, for we did not like to take the risk of having it stolen.”

9. “And do you say the same?” asked Frankheart, looking at the woman. “Yes,” replied she, blushing. “Do you think my husband would tell a lie? It is not very likely that we would have taken the care of one hundred pounds in gold without being paid for it.”

10. “Well, neighbours," said Frankheart, “inasmuch as I had no receipt for the money, I suppose I must lose it; but you will find that money so got will not do you much good. I am sorry more for your own sake than for mine.

Which do you think will sleep the sounder to-night, you or I ?”

11. He took up his hat and left the house, and Mrs. Wily said to her husband, “Call him back, and tell him we were only joking. He's right, husband. The money will be a curse to us.'

“Oh, no, 'tis good shining gold,” said Wily; " besides,

He can

Frankheart is much richer than we are. afford to lose it.”

SUMMARY.– Frankheart and Wily were neighbours in New York. Frankheart was going on a journey to see his uncle, and asked Wily to take care of one hundred pounds for him. The money was emptied out and counted. It was then put in a bag with a written label on it, bearing the name and the amount. When Frankheart returned, both man and wife denied that they had ever received the money. He was greatly surprised, and told them that money thus obtained would never do them any good. He went away sorry-more for their sakes than his own. Fraud, cheating

Safe, box or desk for money, Jour-ney, travel.

or things of value. La-bel, paper with name. Temp-ta-tion, trial

to do Pol-i.cy, plan of working.

wrong.

QUESTIONS. Who was Frankheart and Wily? | Frankheart away and why? What Where was Frankheart going? did he say to Wily on his return ? What did Wily offer to do? What What answer did he get? What did his wife say? Where was the did he do then? What did the money placed? How long was wife say to her husband ?

XVIII.-A BREACH OF TRUST.-PART II. choose al-low' dis-missed' suc-ceed' wit-ness judge base-ness ex.plain' too often wretch-ed knees con-science own-er trembling mes-sen-ger right de-serve question whol-ly of-fic-er

1. Frankheart went to Judge Brown, and told him the story. “And did you take a receipt for the money ?” asked the judge. “No," replied Frankheart; “I supposed neighbour Wily was honest as the sun, and then his wife stood by, and saw me give him the gold.”

2. “Well, Mr. Frankheart, do you step into that inner room and wait, while I send for this Mr. Wily and question him.” Frankheart did so, and the judge sent an officer to ask Wily to call at the judge's office without delay.

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