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LESSONS

ON THE LIFE OF CHRIST.

Jesus at Bethlehem. LITTLE Ellen Ross was just five years old. . Her brother Harry was a year younger. They were on the whole good and happy children, though they sometimes did wrong, and grieved their

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and mamma, and then felt sad and unhappy themselves. But then they were sorry for it, and asked pardon from God and from their parents, and tried hard not to do the same again.

Mr. and Mrs. Ross were true Christians, they loved and served the Lord, and their great desire for their dear children was to lead them to love and obey him also. Ellen could read now pretty well, unless when the words were long, and was often allowed to read easy verse at morning worship. Ha was learning too, and they both kner good many Bible stories, and loved listen to them, and could repeat a numb of pretty hymns and short texts.

On Ellen's birthday, her mamma sai to her, “Now, my dear, you are five years old, and

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will be able for longer lessons. See what a beautiful present your uncle has sent you from London, a great many lovely Bible pictures, and a Bible in two volumes, such large print that you will be able to read it quite easily. Now we shall have a Bible lesson from it every day."

The children were delighted.
“When shall we begin, mamma?”

" This is a holiday you know, but to-morrow you shall come to me after breakfast.”

So, next morning, Ellen and Harry came to their mamma's room, and sat down beside her on the sofa, and she said, “Now we will speak for a little

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