Try again, and other stories, by A.L.O.E.

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Pàgina 86 - For whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
Pàgina 102 - Gospel, breathed in living faces, preached by a thousand unconscious acts of love and good will, which, like the cup of cold water given in the name of a disciple, shall never lose their reward. " Father, what if thee should get found out again ? " said Simeon second, as he buttered his cake. "I should pay my fine,
Pàgina 59 - And some fell upon a rock; and as soon as it was sprung up, it withered away, because it lacked moisture. And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it. and choked it. And other fell on good ground, and sprang up, and bare fruit an hundredfold. And when he had said these things, he cried, He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.
Pàgina 100 - He travelled a considerable distance before he reached the presence of his sovereign and laid his humble offering at his feet. The caliph did not despise the little gift brought to him with so much trouble. He ordered some of the water to be poured into a cup, drank it, and, thanking the Arab with a smile, ordered him to be presented with a reward. The courtiers around pressed forward, eager to taste of the wonderful water; but, to the surprise of all, the caliph forbade them to touch a single drop.
Pàgina 100 - ... feet. The caliph did not despise the little gift brought to him with so much trouble. He ordered some of the water to be poured into a cup, drank it, and thanking the Arab with a smile, ordered him to be presented with a reward. The courtiers around pressed forward, eager to taste of the wonderful water ; but, to the surprise of all, the caliph forbade them to touch a single drop. After the poor Arab had quitted the royal presence with a light and joyful heart, the caliph turned to his courtiers,...
Pàgina 36 - Never despair," said the crow to herself; "where there's a will there's a way ! " A clever thought came into her little black head ; she could not get down to the water, but she might make the water rise up to her.
Pàgina 100 - Arab was travelling in the desert, when he met with a spring of clear, sweet, sparkling water. Accustomed as he was to brackish wells, to his simple mind it appeared that such water as this was worthy of a monarch; and, filling his leathern bottle from the spring, he determined to go and present it to the Caliph himself.
Pàgina 41 - Of course it would," said her brother. " Then I would mark on the outside of the boat the exact height to which the water had risen all around it while the elephant was inside. Then he should march on shore, leaving the boat quite empty.
Pàgina 101 - the water in his leathern bottle had become impure and distasteful. But it was an offering of love, and as such I have received it with pleasure. But I well knew that had I suffered another to partake of it, he would not have concealed his disgust; and, therefore, I forbade you to touch the draught, lest the heart of the poor man should have been wounded.
Pàgina 41 - I am well pleased," said their mother, " that my Teddy should set his mind to work on the subject. If he can find out the sailor's secret before night, he shall have that peach for his pains.

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