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Adam and Eve
The story of Adam and Eve.
An address at the grave of a Sunday-school child.
At the gravesite of one of their classmates, the Sunday-school teacher tells the class that Sarah Pearce will be with God, for she loved him and honored him.
All the world's on stilts
Moralizing story, where the narrator, after seeing a "lubberly boy" on stilts, reflects on people that set themselves above others and make spectacles of themselves.
The baby is with God
Text exhorting readers not to grieve over the death of the infant, for it has been received into God's arms.
Death of little Mary
Little Mary S., devout and faithful, is dying at the age of 8. Her faith touches all around her, and helps bring them closer to God.
The fall of man
The story of the Fall of Man.
The fourth commandment broken.
Martha Scott, who would censure others for breaking the Sabbath, herself not only breaks the Sabbath but looses her temper - not realizing the sins she is committing.
Give us this day our daily bread.
His mother unable to provide for himself and his siblings, six year old Little Johnny prays on the way to school. On arriving home, he finds food has been left for the family. Not an angel, but an earthly agent of God heard his prayer and provided for the family.
The glass of gin; or, when it is safest to run.
Mr. Grace advises Samuel Hawkes to take the long path around Mr. Benson's orchard to avoid temptation.
Words of wisdom from an old German schoolmaster to a young boy about to go learn a trade, and how being good will help him succeed.
The grocery ruined him.
Little Robert would not heed the advice of his Sunday school teacher and avoid the men at the grocery store who kept trying to get him to drink rum. By the age of 13, Robert becomes a drunkard.
Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!
Moralizing tale of the fate of a man who starts out as a Sabath-breaker, and who ends up a murderer.
Harvest close upon seed time.
Moralizing tale of the youth who starts by missing just a few minutes of Sunday school, slides into sin, skips class, joins a fire company, and eventually lands in prison in Maryland with a 15 year term for robbery.
The home-made boy.
Moralizing tale of the differences between two boys in the Sunday school, Arthur and Lewis, which are "chiefly made at home!"
Is it worth climbing for?
Moralizing tale of how boys, men, peasants and princes all may climb over obstacles towards a goal, but are worldly goals worth the climb?
Jacob and Esau
The story of Jacob and Esau.
The kink in the engine rope.
Moralizing tale where an apprentice printer is cautioned against following the fire engine, as it will lead to bad habits.
The new bonnet.
Moralizing tale where Miss Amelia F. Johnson learns that the pretty new bonnet she wants to wear to church is not as important as learning to serve God. The story is followed by the poem "The child's prayer."
Noah and the flood.
A retelling of the story of Noah.
Moralizing tale about how good parents care for their children, and thus children should obey their parents.
Moralizing tale which reflects that how children act is a signal of their future character. Story is followed by "The substance of the Ten Commandments."
Moralizing tale about Little Betsey Green. Constantly told how pretty she is, she becomes vain and prideful.
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