The Pearl Box Containing One Hundred Beautiful Stories for Young People

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Copyright: This work is in the public domain in the USA only.

See also PG#11595, a version slightly different in the stories presented and in the illustrations.

Excerpt: ...tears. The mother was a Christian, and putting her arm around the neck of Willy, and with the other hand clasping her daughter, she calmly said to them, "Weep not, dear children, you will find friends; God is the father of the fatherless. Keep in mind that his eye is upon you; be honest and virtuous, faithful and believing, and all things will work together for your good." The dying mother could say no more; her breath grew short, and stretching out her arms, she cried, "My dear children, I must leave you: let me kiss you