Young Ben Ashton works the street, earning a "copper" as a package carrier. A lady customer takes an interest in Ben and helps him prosper. A rescued homeless man known only by his bed number becomes very important. This Victorian children's story, written in 1889, by Ruth Lamb, portrays unconditional Christian love and the power of prayer.
Nineteen years old and from a small town, Ursula finds seminary a delight. While home for the summer she puzzles over what to make of herself. This Christian story written by Howe Benning, in 1884, portrays the tension between Ursula's own desires and God's plans for her. Engaging with friends, family, and neighbors, she embarks on adventures which test her independence. The parting words of Miss Elno, her seminary teacher, "simply follow Jesus" echo in her mind, as God surprises her with new beginnings.
Paperback, 4 illus., 164 pages, ISBN 9780981750507; LCCN 2008933167; Amazon.com link