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St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3   By:

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St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3 is a delightful collection of stories, poems, and articles aimed at children. The content is diverse and engaging, covering a wide range of topics that are sure to capture the interest of young readers.

The writing is lively and engaging, making it easy for children to stay focused and interested in the stories. The illustrations are also charming and enhance the overall reading experience.

One standout feature of this magazine is the variety of content it offers. There are stories that will appeal to both boys and girls, as well as articles that are educational and thought-provoking. This diverse range of material ensures that every reader will find something to enjoy.

Overall, St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, Vol. 5, January 1878, No. 3 is a wonderful publication that is sure to entertain and inspire young readers. It is a must-have for any child who loves to read and explore new worlds through literature.

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[Illustration: TWO WAYS OF CARRYING THE MAIL. [See Letter Box.]]


VOL. V. JANUARY, 1878. No. 3.

[Copyright, 1877, by Scribner & Co.]


( A Story of the Middle Ages. )



In those old days, in that old city, they called the cathedral and they thought it the house of God. The cathedral was the Father's house for all, and therefore it was loved and honored, and enriched with lavish treasures of wealth and work, beyond any other father's house.

The cathedral was the Father's house, and, therefore, close to its gates might nestle the poor dwellings of the poor, too poor to find a shelter anywhere besides; because the central life and joy of the house of God was the suffering, self sacrificing Son of Man; and dearer to Him, now and forever, as when He was on earth, was the feeblest and most fallen human creature He had redeemed than the most glorious heavenly constellation of the universe He had made.

And so it happened that when Berthold, the stone carver, died, Magdalis, his young wife, and her two children, then scarcely more than babes, Gottlieb and little Lenichen, were suffered to make their home in the little wooden shed which had once sheltered a hermit, and which nestled into the recess close to the great western gate of the minster... Continue reading book >>

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