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1870. Excerpt: ... OLD PATHS OF HONOUR AND DISHONOUR. CHAPTER I.
THE LESSON. "PTKjailAT docs 'poor in spirit' mean?" said IsMa Frank
Leslie, somewhat fretfully, as he lay on the beach in the quiet
little bay of Yelverton, attempting, though perhaps not very
diligently, to learn his verses for the next day, which was Sunday.
"I wish," he added, "that papa would let me choose my own chapters.
It is always so much easier to learn anything one takes a fancy to.
Don't you think so, Susy?" "Sometimes, not always," returned his
sister; "but why are these so difficult?" "Oh I can learn each
verse by itself easily enough; but it is how they come one after
another that I can't remember; and besides, a good many of them I
cannot understand." "Then you had better ask papa to explain them.
I daresay he had a reason for setting you this passage to learn;
indeed, I am almost sure he had; so I wouldn't ask him to change
it, if I were you." "Of course I shouldn't do that," returned
Frank. "He would only tell me that / had no spirit if I wanted to
give a thing up because it was difficult; but what reason do you
suppose he had, Sue?" "Oh never mind; I can't tell you," answered
his sister, smiling. "It is only a guess of mine; he didn't tell
me, so you must not ask." "But you say you think you know; so you
might tell, I 'm sure. It's very unkind of you, Susy." "Perhaps
papa would be vexed if I did. I daresay you will find out in time,"
his sister said. "Come, make haste and learn them, like a good boy,
. and then to-morrow we will ask him to explain the difficult ones.
You know how interesting he always makes things." So Frank went to
his book again; for, as his sister was just twice his age, he
generally took her advice in the end, though his own opinions were
pretty strong. For a little whi...
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