BULBS AND BLOSSOMS
Bulbs and Blossoms by Amy Le Feuvre.
The children, Roland and Olive, came from India to visit their four aunts. Old Bob grew flowers and liked to show them to the children. He kept one flower pot in his window for every family member whom had passed away, as a remembrance of their resurrection. As old Bob said, "Life out of death, my dears. That is the lesson of those lilies. The good Lord has never failed to teach me from them every Easter." Important verses are 1 Peter 3:18—"For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit;" and Revelation 6:11—"And white robes were given unto every one of them, and it was said unto them that they should rest yet for a little season."—Curiosmith (2013).
"Bulbs and Blossoms" is a very pretty children's story by Amy Le Feuvre, author of Probable Sons. Old Bob, with his flower-pots and his Easter hopes, teaches the Gospel of the Resurrection in a way that will comfort many a drooping heart.—The London Quarterly Review, Vol 90 (1898).
Many sweet lessons of faith and love drop from the lips of these little ones, and how they brought forth fruit in the heart of one of the aunts is impressively brought out. The book is daintily bound, and pretty illustrations brighten it.—Louisville Observer (1902).
An engaging Easter story in relation to two children who are sent from India to their aunt in England to acquire strength and vigor from a cool climate and other benefits from association with English people.—Christian Intelligencer (1902).
- Chapter 1 — The Ugly Flower Pots
- Chapter 2 — Under the Earth
- Chapter 3 — Signs of Life
- Chapter 4 — Easter Morning
- Marion Hunter — called Miss Hunter.
- Hester Hunter — Amabel's twin sister.
- Miss Amabel Hunter — another sister.
- Sibyl Hunter — the youngest sister.
- Roland — seven year old, nephew from India.
- Olive — niece from India.
- Old Bob — the neighbor who has flower pots.
- James Green — the old gardener.
- 1 Peter 3:18— For Christ also hath once suffered for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit.
- John 1:29—Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
- 1 Corinthians 15:22—For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
- Romans 6:11—Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.
- Psalm 51:7—Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.