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A.L.O.E. Short Stories

A Friend in Need by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“A Friend in Need” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about friendship. --------------------------------------“Thine own friend, and thy father’s friend, forsake not.”—Proverbs 27:10.There was not a happier mother in the village than Mrs. Peters, nor a better son than her Robin. She had trained up her child in the way he should go, and it was now his delight to walk in it; she had not shrunk from correcting his faults, and he loved her the better for the correction; she had taught him from the Bible his duty towards his God, and from the same pages he had learned...

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Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“Every Cloud Has a Silver Lining” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about not always seeing the good in the events of our lives. ----------------------------------------- “Please, Mr. Mate, has that cloud a silver lining?”The question was asked by little Kate Vale, the daughter of an emigrant, who, with her mother, was following her father, who had gone before to New York. Katie was a quiet, gentle little child, who gave trouble to no one. She had borne the suffering of sea-sickness at the beginning of the voyage so patiently, and now took the rough sea-fare so thankfully, that she...

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Black Yarn and Blue by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“Black Yarn and Blue” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about being thankful and positive. --------------------------------------- Softly outside Mary’s cottage fell the rain, the gentle April rain; and round and round went the wheel within the cottage, where Mary sat at her spinning. Never did her husband wear a pair of socks that was not of Mary’s spinning and knitting. The hum of the cottager’s busy wheel was a pleasant sound; and cheerful and bright looked Mary’s face as she busily spun her blue yarn.But the face of her son Jemmy was neither cheerful nor bright, as he sat,...

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Edith and Her Ayah (nurse) by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“Edith and Her Ayah” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about turning the heart of an Indian nurse to Christ. ------------------------------- “Mamma,” said little Edith, looking up from the toys with which she was playing at the feet of her mother,—“mamma, why does Motee Ayah never come in to prayers?” Mrs. Tuller was seated at her desk in the large room of her bungalow (house) in India. The day was hot; the blazing sun shone with fiery glare; but the light came into the room so much softened by green blinds and half-closed shutters, that the place was so dark...

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The Brother's Return by A.L.O.E.

Charles Doe A.L.O.E.

“The Brother's Return” written by Charlotte Maria Tucker (A.L.O.E.) is about the heartache of anger and bitterness between brothers. ------------------------------------- “I could have been sure that John’s house stood here,” murmured Ralph Daines to himself as he looked around. “I know that it stood by the turn of a road, just as one came in sight of the church, and that it had a clump of trees in front, just like these before me. Ah! well, well,” he added, “it’s more than twenty years since I turned away from my brother’s door—turned away in anger—and twenty years will bring changes....

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