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A.L.O.E. Short Stories — A.L.O.E.

Only a Little by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“Only a Little” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about neglecting duty. -------------------------------------------- It was a bright, clear day in September, and the sea sparkled in the sunshine as if strewed with glittering stars. What could be more delightful to children lately come from dusty London, than to wander on such a day on the shore, drinking in the fresh, pure air, basking in the sunshine, and watching the little waves as they stole gently up over the brown sand and the rocks green with beautiful sea-weed?At least, so thought Owen and his two little sisters on the day...

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The Olive Branch by A.L.O.E

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Olive Branch” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about peacemaking. ----------------------------------------- “If you are going for the fodder for our cow, Carlo, what say you to taking our little Rosina with you? It is long since she has been beyond our village, and a ride upon our trusty old Duchessa will do her good.”It was Bice, the wife of an Italian peasant, who spoke these words to her husband, as she stood at her cottage door, with her bright little girl at her side.“What say you, Rosina?” asked the smiling father; “have you a mind for a ride?”The...

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The Message of Hope by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Message of Hope” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about hope. ------------------------------------------- “How glad, oh, how very glad, the people shut up in the ark must have been when the dove came back with the leaf!” said little Mina, who was sitting at the feet of her mother, with a picture-book on her knee. The eyes of the child were resting on a picture of Noah’s dove fluttering back to a hand outstretched to receive it. “You know, mamma,” continued the child, “Noah and his family had been for so many months floating about on the top of...

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The Hymn My Mother Taught Me by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Hymn My Mother Taught Me” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about temptation. ------------------------------------------ “Get away with ye, will ye, Ben Madden! I don’t want you asneaking about my stall to see what you can be laying your fingers on!” exclaimed Betty Wiggins, the cross old dame who sold biscuits and cakes at the corner of High Street.The poor orphan boy thus rudely addressed slunk back a pace or two from the tempting stall. His young heart was burning with anger, and indignant tears rose into his eyes. “I never in my life took what did not belong...

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Good for Evil by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“Good for Evil” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about forgiveness. ------------------------------------ “Be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”“He shall repent of it! if I die for it— he shall!” passionately exclaimed Philip, as he wiped the blood from his face, after a fight in which he had had the worst. “I’ll make him repent it!”“Why, what is the matter?” said his aged grandfather, who, attracted by the noise of the quarrel, had unperceived approached the angry boy.“Look what he has done!” cried Philip, pointing to a...

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