Six Steps To Honor; Or, Great Truths Illustrated

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byH. P. Andrews

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... his ax. The cattle and the sheep gather beneath its shelter; the birds build their nests and rear their young among its branches, and the storm, in its wildest fury, fails to disturb its firm and wide-spreading roots. Yet that stately oak was once a little acorn, that a boy took from his pocket and threw away, as he was out in the pasture one day, many years since, picking berries. The acorn fell down among the grass, and the rain and the dew moistened it, and the wind covered it with dust, and by and by it burst its hard shell, and the little germ pierced down into the rich soil, to gather food for the tender blade that came peeping up to greet the light, and be kissed by the golden sunbeams. Who would have thought, while looking at that little green blade, just appearing above the dust which covered the acorn, that ever children would play beneath its shade, and the birds repose amid its strong and widely-extended branches? But the little tree grew higher and higher; its trunk became larger and larger; its branches wider and more numerous; and after the showers of a hundred summers had refreshed it, and the storms and snows of a hundred winters had hardened it, behold, the stately oak is before us! Most of my readers have seen a piece of coral. Do you know anything about its formation? Let me tell you. In the southern seas, the sailor sometimes finds vast ledges, or reefs of coral, often extending for many miles. They commence at the bottom of the ocean, and rise, sometimes, to many feet above the surface of the water. Can you believe me when I tell you that these vast ledges are formed by little insects, which are so very small that you cannot see them with the naked eye? But such are the facts. These little animals, which float in the water, and are t...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1856. Excerpt: ... his ax. The cattle and the sheep gather beneath its shelter; the birds build their nests and rear their young among its branch...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:40 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.08 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021705157X

ISBN - 13:9780217051576

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