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The Pearl Story Book A Collection of Tales, Original and Selected   By: (1799-1865)

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MRS. COLMAN'S

NEW JUVENILE SERIES

I. THE TALISMAN OF THE GOOD GENIUS, &c.

II. STORIES OF AFFECTION.

III. THE PEARL STORY BOOK.

IV. THE PET BUTTERFLIES; THE LITTLE SEEKERS FOR HAPPINESS, &c. &c.

V. NEW AND TRUE STORIES.

VI. HOLIDAY STORIES.

THE PEARL STORY BOOK:

A COLLECTION OF TALES,

ORIGINAL AND SELECTED.

BY MRS. COLMAN, AUTHOR OF INNOCENCE OF CHILDHOOD, ETC. ETC.

1850.

CONTENTS.

~THE TURTLE DOVES OF CARMEL.~

CHAPTER FIRST.

About a young English musician, and how he came to spend the winter at Mount Carmel

CHAPTER SECOND.

About the kind old monk and the musician, and about the turtle doves who made their nest near his window

THE DYING CHILD

FRIGHTENED BY A COW

~THE RED SHOES.~

CHAPTER FIRST.

How little Karen was adopted by a lady, and how she came by her red shoes

CHAPTER SECOND.

Karen grows vain of her red shoes, and is forced to dance over the fields, across the bridges, and everywhere

CHAPTER THIRD.

How Karen tried to go to church again, how she prayed and was sorry, and how an angel came to comfort her, and how happy she became

NAUGHTY MARIAN

MORNING HOUR

THE CHIMNEY SWEEP

PLEASANT AMUSEMENTS

THE CAGED BIRD

~THE YOUNG GLEANER.~

CHAPTER FIRST.

How Willy meets the young gleaner in the field how he pities his misfortunes, and assists to fill his bag with corn

CHAPTER SECOND.

How the young gleaner was much frightened, and how happy he was made and how delighted Willy was in doing kind things to the poor

PERSEVERANCE

~TONY THE MILLER'S SON.~

CHAPTER FIRST.

About a mill, and the old miller who became tired and sold it to Tony's father, and of the advice given to the new occupant

CHAPTER SECOND.

How the miller behaved to his kind neighbors, and about the rushing torrent which came very near destroying the old mill

PREFACE.

One evening it was winter, and the hills and fields were covered with snow, but the moon shone bright on the frosty windows, and the fire was burning cheerfully in the grate; it was such an evening when one likes to enjoy the pleasures of a song or story. You may imagine yourselves on such an evening seated around the table, something like the knights of old, whose pleasure it was to relate their wonderful deeds of arms, when they returned from the " Holy Land ," or from some noble deed of knightly prowess; but the stories you shall hear are very different from those, as the picture you see before you indicates. They are chiefly stories for children, and are such as relate more particularly to the affections of the heart. They may be " Fairy Tales ," or they may be household narratives of facts, such as occur in the every day life of a child. If the moral be good and pure, and the mind interested and made better, the end is accomplished.

THE TURTLE DOVES OF CARMEL.

BY MARY HOWITT.

CHAPTER FIRST.

ABOUT A YOUNG ENGLISH MUSICIAN, AND HOW HE CAME TO SPEND THE WINTER AT MOUNT CARMEL.

A great many turtle doves lived about Mount Carmel, and there were orange trees and cypresses there, and among these the doves lived all the winter. They had broods early in the year, and towards the end of March, or the beginning of April, they set off like great gentlefolks, to spend "the season" near London. All last winter a young English musician, who was very pale and thin, lived with the monks in the monastery on Mount Carmel. He went to Syria because when a child he had loved so to hear his mother read in the Bible about Elijah and Elisha on Mount Carmel. And he used to think then that if ever he was rich, he would go and see all the wonderful places mentioned in the Bible.

But he never was rich, and yet he came here. He was very pale, and had large and beautiful but sorrowful eyes. He took a violin with him to Mount Carmel; it was the greatest treasure he had on earth, and he played the most wonderful things on this violin that ever were heard, and everybody who heard it said that he was a great musician... Continue reading book >>




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