Gem of Self-control, Or, The West Indian Boy

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Andrew F. Graves, 1872 - 106 pages
 

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Page 24 - Every temptation resisted, is an enemy subdued ; and " he that ruleth his own spirit, is better than he that taketh a city.
Page 78 - George's anger broke forth in a moment, and he struck Abel in the face with his fist. This excited Abel's wrath. They began to fight the other boys .clustering around, not to part them, but to urge them on. Some cried, ' Hit him, Abel ! ' and some, ' Give it to him, George ! ' thus stimulating them to quarrel.
Page 72 - The heart of the drayman was subdued by the kindness of the man he had abused ; he was ashamed of his conduct stammered an apology, and removed the obstruction as speedily as possible. How true it is, that " a soft tongue breaketh the bone.
Page 48 - ... BALLCLUB. There were two brothers; Alvah twelve, Michael nine years old. They generally lived together as happily as most brothers do. But sometimes they would quarrel ; and when they did get angry with each other they were very furious and reckless of each other's limbs and lives. Their parents were very uneasy at times, lest in a fit of anger one should kill the other. Much they talked to them, and warned them against anger, and against striking each other with fists and clubs, and throwing...
Page 49 - ... of anger one should kill the other. Much they talked to them, and warned them against anger, and against striking each other with fists and clubs, and throwing stones at each other. The boys, when not in anger, appeared loving and kind, and would promise not to strike and throw stones at each other. One day they were earnestly engaged in a game of ball. Michael had the club, and had just knocked the hall.
Page 78 - Give it to him, Asa !" thus stimulating them to quarrel. The boys seized each other, and finally came tumbling to the ground, Abel on top. Then Abel, in his fury, went to beating Asa in his face till the blood spouted from his nose and mouth and till Asa lay like one dead. Then the boys pulled Abel off. But Asa could not get up. The boys began to be alarmed; they...
Page 49 - Alvah caught up a stone and threw it at him. The stone flew as if winged with the wrath and fury of him who threw it, and struck Michael on the knee. It cut a deep hole right on the joint. In a little while the wound became painfully sore, and Michael soon lost the use of his leg. In time it turned to a white...

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