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A.L.O.E. Short Stories

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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False Friends by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“False Friends” on Proverbs 22:5, is written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is from “Precepts in Practice,” and is about love of money. ------------------------------------- “Thorns and snares are in the way of the froward.”—Proverbs 22:5.“Philip, your conduct has distressed me exceedingly,” said Lady Grange, laying her hand on the arm of her son, as they entered together the elegant apartment which had been fitted up as her boudoir. “You could not but know my feelings towards those two men, I will not call them gentlemen, whose company you have again forced upon me. You must be aware that your father...

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The Green Velvet Dress by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Green Velvet Dress” on Proverbs 15:17, is written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is from “Precepts in Practice,” and is about deceitfulness of riches. -------------------------------------- “Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.”—Proverbs 15:17.“Wrap your cloak tight round you, my lass; for the wind’s bitter cold this morning: and here—see—you wouldn’t be the worse of my bit of a shawl under it.”“Oh! but, mother, remember your rheumatics.”“I’m a’most right again, Jenny, and I ben’t out in the cold,” said the poor woman, stirring the few glowing embers which scarcely gave even...

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The Great Plague by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Great Plague” on Proverbs 19:9, is written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is from “Precepts in Practice,” and is about mocking sin. ---------------------------------------- “Fools make a mock at sin.”—Proverbs 19:9.“What a violent storm is raging!” said Thorn the teacher to his scholars, as, after having dismissed them at the close of the school hours, he found them clustering together in the porch, afraid of venturing forth into the pelting rain, pouring down in large, heavy drops, mingled with hail, which danced on the wet brown pavement. “Come back into the room, my children: it is better than standing there...

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