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A.L.O.E. Short Stories — A.L.O.E.

The Beautiful Villa by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Beautiful Villa” on Proverbs 31:30, is written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is from “Precepts in Practice,” and is about inner beauty. ------------------------------------------------------ “Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.”—Proverbs 31:30.Jessy Warner stood before a pier-glass, gazing on the image reflected in it with silent delight. And truly the image was a very pretty one, though perhaps not all the world would have admired it as much as the vain young lady. She had twined a wreath of flowers in her luxuriant tresses, and smoothed every ringlet till...

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The Old Pauper by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Old Pauper” on Proverbs 19:3, is written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is from “Precepts in Practice,” and is about the consequences of a selfish life. ------------------------------------------------------- “The foolishness of man perverteth his way; and his heart fretteth against the Lord.”—Proverbs 19:3.“It is very very hard in one’s old age to be driven to poverty, to be neglected by one’s friends, forsaken by one’s children,—left to wear out a weary life in a hateful place like this!”Such were the words of a miserable old man, who, bedridden and helpless, was pouring out his complaint to a humane visitor at the...

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The Gypsies by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Gypsies” on Proverbs 24:11, 12, is written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is from “Precepts in Practice,” and is about reaching out to the less fortunate. ---------------------------------------------------- “If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain; if thou sayest, Behold, we knew it not; doth not he that pondereth the heart consider it; and he that keepeth thy soul, doth he not know it? and shall not he render to every man according to his works?”—Proverbs 24:11, 12.Alie sat on the threshold of her home on a bright morning...

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The Sailor's Resolve by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Sailor’s Resolve” on Proverbs 29:22, is written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is from “Precepts in Practice,” and is about anger. ----------------------------------------- “An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression.”—Proverbs 29:22.The old sailor Jonas sat before the fire with his pipe in his mouth, looking steadfastly into the glowing coals. Not that, following a favorite practice of his little niece, he was making out red-hot castles and flaming buildings in the grate, or that his thoughts were in any way connected with the embers: he was doing what it would be well if we...

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Courage and Candor by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“Courage and Candor” on Proverbs 29:25, is written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is from “Precepts in Practice,” and is about honest confession. ------------------------------------- “The fear of man bringeth a snare; but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.”—Proverbs 29:25.Jonas Colteb was as gallant an old seaman as ever sailed on salt water. He was kind and generous also, and would have shared his last shilling or his last crust with any poor creature who required it. Jonas loved his Bible and loved his church, and might have been seen regularly every Sunday morning with his book...

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