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« Every beast of the forest is mine, and the cattle upon a thousand
hills. I know all the fowls of the mountains; and the wild beasts of
the field are mine."-Ps. 50 : 10, 11.

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THE AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY,

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D. Fanshaw, Printer.

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HARVARA COLLEGE LIBRARY

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1842, hy R. S. Cook, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Southern District of New York. Right of publishing transferred to the American Tract Society.

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SCRIPTURE ALPHABET OF ANIMALS.

THE ANT.

If
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look at the sixth verse of the sixth chapter of Proverbs, you will read, "Go to the ant, thou sluggard ; consider her ways, and be wise.” A sluggard, you know, is a man, or woman, or child, who does not love to read or to do any

kind of work, but likes to sleep or be idle all the day long. Do you think you were ever acquainted with one ?

Now see what the Bible tells the sluggard to do. It bids him go to the little ant, and sider her ways,” that is, look on and see what she does. Have you ever watched the ants when they were busy at work? It will give you very pleasant employment for half an hour on a summer's day. In some places you may see small

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