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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.

Tough, tủf.
- Staggered, stâg'gård, hesitated.
-- Brightened, enlightened.
Inexpressible, unutterable.
Bravely, courageously.
Cried, kride.
.. Transports, trâns'ports, rapture.

Glad, happy.
-Paid, påde, compensated.
A thousand fold, ten hundred times.
Heroism, hêr'o-izm, exalted courage.
Blossomed with silver, having silver blossoms.

Prepared, pre-pård', made ready.
Finely pulverized earth, earth reduced to powder.
At full, at length.
Strewing, strò'ing, scattering.
Cabbage, kâb bidj.
Roller.
Purposely, intentionally.
-Hung, furnished.
Pretty, somewhat.
Passed, påst, gone.
· Eyes.
Cheeks.
Burst.

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“ O Pa! come here! come here !"
“What's the matter, my son ? *what's the matter ?"

“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

GEORGE WASHINGTON.

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.

Pa, på.
What's, what is.
- Show, shỏ.
Sight, spectacle.
Your, yảr.
Suspecting, supposing.
Seized, sêézd, grasped.
Eagerness, ardor.
Tugging, pulling,
Point blank, directly opposite.
Whereon.
· Inscribed, written.
-Sprung, risen.

Plants, plants.
Ecstasy, éks'tå-sé, extreme emotion.
Astonishment, ås-tổn'ish-měnt, amazement.
Sight.
Seems.
Affair, matter.
· Enough, e-nůf.
Suppose, sủp-poze'.

By chance, accidentally. - High. Body's. Plant, plånt. · Happen, come to pass. Though, THồ. Make, compose.

little boy."

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

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Fåte, får, fåll, fåt-mė, mėt-pine, pin-nò, move,

når, not-tube, tůb, bůll—õil, poủnd—thin, this.

After, af tůr.
Exactly, precisely.
.Neat.
Even, uniform.
Too.
Scare, frighten.
Smiled, smild.
Guessed, gěst, conjectured.
Indeed, in truth.

Understand, comprehend,
Introduce, lead.
True, real.
Loved, lůvd.
Good, kind.
Always.
Dearly.
Sort, kind.
Comparison of, proportion to
-Mean, intend.
· Almighty.
Don't, do not.
Beautiful, handsome.
.Here.
Believe, bê-lèév'.
Know.
Chance, chånse, accident.
Put, placed.

Together
Etactly.

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