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Fate, får, fåll, fåt-me, mêt-pine, pin-nó, move,
nồr, not-tube, tůb, bůll-oil, påůnd—thin, this.
·Killed, kild, destroyed.
• Prepared, pre-pård', made ready.
“ O Pa! come here! come here !"
“O come here! I tell you, Pa: come here ! and I'll show you such a *sight as you never saw in all your life time."
The old gentleman, *suspecting what George would be at, gave him his hand, which he *seized with great *eagerness, and tugging him along through the garden, led him *point blank to the bed whereon was *inscribed, in large letters, and in all the freshness of newly *sprung plants, the full name of
There, Pa !” said George, quite in an *ecstasy of *astonishment, “ did you ever see such a sight in all your life time?"
Why it seems like a curious *affair, sure enough, George !"
But, Pa, who did make it there? who did make it there ?"
“ It grew there *by chance, I suppose, my son.
“ *By chance, Pa? no! no ! it never did grow there *by chance, Pa. Indeed, that it never did.”
High! why not, my son ?"
Why, Pa, did you ever see any body's name in a plant bed before ?"
“Well, but, George, such a thing might "happen, though you never saw it before.”
Yes, Pa; but I did never see the little plants grow up so as to *make one single letter of my name before. Now, how could they grow up so as to make all the
Fåte, får, fåll, fåt-mė, mėt-pine, pin-nó, move,
nôr, not-tůbe, tůb, bůll-oil, põůnd-thin, this.
By chance, accidentally. - High. Body's. Plant, plånt. · Happen, come to pass. •Though, THồ. Make, compose.
letters of my name! and then standing one after another, to spell my name so *exactly !-and all so neat and even too, at top and bottom!! O Pa, you must not say chance did all this. Indeed, somebody did it; and I dare say now, Pa, you did it just to *scare me, because I am your
His father smiled, and said, “Well, George, you have *guessed right. I *indeed did it; but not to *scare my son; but to teach you a great thing which I wish you to *understand. I want, my son, to *introduce you to your *true Father."
High, Pa, an't you my "true father, that has loved me, and been so *good to me always ?"
Yes, George, I am your father, as the world calls it; and I love you very dearly too. But yet, with all my love for you, George, I am but a poor good-for-nothing "sort of a father in comparison of one you have.”
“Ay! I know, well enough, whom you *mean, Pa. You mean God Almighty; *don't you
?" Yes, my son,
mean him indeed. He is your true Father, George."
“ But, Pa, where is God Almighty? I did never see him yet."
True, my son; but though you never saw him, yet he is always with you. You did not see me, when, ten days ago, I made this little plant bed, where you see your name in such *beautiful green letters; but though you did not see me here, yet you know I was here !”
“ Yes, Pa, that I do. I know you was here.”
“Well then, and as my son could not believe that *chance had made and *put together so exactly the letters
Fåte, får, fåll, fåt-mė, mėt-pine, pin-nò, move,
når, not-tube, tůb, bůll—õil, poủnd—thin, this.
After, af tůr.