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opening one, a young alligator walked out, and was soon followed by the rest, about a hundred, which he fed in his house, where they went up and down stairs whining and barking like young puppies.
“GOOD TO MAKE MEN OF." A GENTLEMAN once asked a company of little boys what they were good for. One little fellow promptly replied, “We are good to make men of."
Think of that, young friends: you are all good to make men and women of. We do not mean-nor did that little boy—that you are merely good to grow up to the size of men and women. No, we mean & good deal more than this. You are good to make persons that will be respected and useful; that will help to do good in the world. No one who is not useful, and who does not seek to make the world better, deserves the name of man or woman.
You should not forget that, if there are to be any men and women--any that deserve such a nametwenty or thirty years hence, they are to be made of you who are now children. What a world this will be when you grow up, if all of you only make men and women! Will you not ponder this subject, and show yourselves men?
GOD SEES ME ALWAYS. I'm not too young for God to see;
He knows my name and nature tco : And all day long He looks at me,
And sees my actions through and through.
He listens to the words I say,
He knows the thoughts I have within ; And whether I'm at work or play,
He's sure to see it, if I sin.
If some good Minister is near,
It makes us careful what we do; And how much more we ought to fear
The Lord that sees us through and through!
Then when I want to do amiss,
However pleasant it may be, I'll always try to think of this,
I'm not too young for God to see. O, may I ever wish to live
As if I saw Him always near! May He to me true wisdom give,
And teach me His great Name to fear.
NEWFOUNDLAND DOG. The dog instinctively clings to man, and intelli gently watches bis every look and gesture.
Our illustration represents a fine Newfoundland dog, dripping with water, in whose face is depicted the utmost anxiety, as if watching eagerly for assistance, while one foot rests upon the shoulder of a shipwrecked seaman whom he has succeeded in dragging to shore. The picture tells its own story.
We subjoin an interesting anecdote illustrative of the wonderful intelligence of the dog. A German, fond of travelling, was pursuing his course through Holland, accompanied by a large Newfoundland dog. Walking one evening on one of the high banks of the dikes or canals so common in that country, his foot slipped, and he was precipitated into the water : being unable to swim, he soon became senseless. When he recovered his recollection, he found himself in a cottage on the opposite side of the dike to that from which he had fallen, surrounded by peasants, who had been using the means so generally practised in that country for restoring animation. The account given by the peasants was, that one of them, returning home from his labour, observed, at a considerable distance, a large dog in the water swimming and dragging, and sometimes pushing, something which he seemed to have great difficulty in supporting, but which he at length succeeded in getting into a small creek on the opposite side to that on which the men were. When the animal had pulled what he had hitherto supported as far out of the water as he was able,