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John the Unafraid (Paperback) Loot Price: R198
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John the Unafraid (Paperback): William Ernest Mason
John the Unafraid (Paperback): William Ernest Mason

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William Ernest Mason

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1910. Excerpt: ... patience is exhausted. II "Tell me, John, is it not true that patience, about which you preach, may sometimes cease to be a virtue?" "No," said John, "that is an unwise saying, invented and used as an excuse for impatience." Ill "But," cried his neighbor, "shall I give to my ungrateful son until I beggar myself?" And John answered: "Foolish giving is not evidence of patience. Giving may cease to be a virtue, but patience never can. Giving may be so unwise and unkind as to injure those to whom you give. Have you not seen the fledgling forced by the mother bird from its nest? Was it lack of patience or wisdom that gave the young its lesson in flying? How is it with thee and this young man, thy son? Can you expect him to walk when you persist in carrying him in your arms? Let him try his legs, for he may yet learn to stand on them like a man." "Shall I abandon my son?" "No," said John, "that would show impatience. Let him understand that he cannot use your meagre savings to ruin himself and your family, to all of whom you owe an obligation. Let him know, in kindness, that if he is well, he must work or be hungry and unclad. Teach him, if you can, how sweet will be the bread of his own earning. Be patient, but do not injure him longer by carrying him on your back." And John, turning to the young man, said: IV "How now is it with thee, my child? Why hatest thou thy father and thy mother?" And the young man said: "I hate them not. He who saith I hate my father or my mother lies, and there is no truth in him." V And John said: "My son, thy tongue saith one thing and thy conduct speaketh another. Thy tongue is soft of speech; thy conduct is louder than the passing train. Thy tongue saith 'I hate not my mother, ' yet but a day since, I saw you drunk and heard your ...


Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: William Ernest Mason
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 20
ISBN-13: 978-1-151-65176-1
Barcode: 9781151651761
Categories: Promotions
Books > Humanities > History
Books > Humanities > History > General
Books > History > General
LSN: 1-151-65176-1

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