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Title: The Children's Portion Entertaining, Instructive, and Elevating Stories: The Golden Age -- The Merchant of Venice -- The Afflicted Prince -- "His Ludship" -- Pious Constance -- The Doctor's Revenge -- The Woodcutter's Child -- Show Your Colors -- Her Danger Signal -- A Knight's Dilemma -- "His Royal Highness" -- Patient Griselda -- Let It Alone -- The Man Who Lost His Memory -- The Story of a Wedge -- Prince Edwin and His Page -- Cissy's Amendment -- The Winter's Tale -- A Gracious Deed -- "Tom" -- Steven Lawrence, American
Author: Various
Editor: Robert W. Shoppell
Release Date: April 10, 2006 [eBook #18146]
Language: English
Character set encoding: ISO-8859-1
E-text prepared by Al Haines

Entertaining, Instructive, and Elevating Stories.
Selected and Edited by

Published by The Christian Herald, Louis Klopsch, Proprietor, Bible House, New York. Copyright 1895, By Louis Klopsch.

The Golden Age. Rev. Alexander McLeod, D. D. The Merchant of Venice. Mary Seymour The Afflicted Prince. Agnes Strickland "His Ludship." Barbara Yechton Pious Constance. Chaucer The Doctor's Revenge. ALOE The Woodcutter's Child. Grimm Brothers Show Your Colors. C. H. Mead Her Danger Signal A Knight's Dilemma. Chaucer "His Royal Highness." C. H. Mead Patient Griselda. Chaucer Let It Alone. Mary C. Bamford The Man Who Lost His Memory. Savinien Lapointe The Story of a Wedge. C. H. Mead Prince Edwin and His Page. Agnes Strickland Cissy's Amendment The Winter's Tale. Mary Seymour A Gracious Deed "Tom." C. H. Mead Steven Lawrence, American. Barbara Yechton

There was once, in Christendom, a little kingdom where the people were pious and simple-hearted. In their simplicity they held for true many things at which people of great kingdoms smile. One of these things was what is called the "Golden Age."
There was not a peasant in the villages, nor a citizen in the cities, who did not believe in the Golden Age. If they happened to hear of anything great that had been done in former times, they would say, "That was in the Golden Age." If anybody spoke to them of a good thing he was looking for in years to come, they would say, "Then shall be the Golden Age." And if they should be speaking of something happy or good which was going on under their eyes, they always said, "Yes, the Golden Age is there."
Now, words like these do not come to people in a day. And these words about the Golden Age did not come to the people of that ancient kingdom in a day. More than a hundred years before, there was reigning over the kingdom a very wise king, whose name was Pakronus. And to him one day came the thought, and grew from little to more in his mind, that some time or other there must have been, and some time or other there would be again, for his people and for all people a "Golden Age."
"Other ages," he said, "are silver, or brass, or iron; but one is a Golden Age." And I suppose he was thinking of that Age when he gave names to his three sons, for he called them YESTERGOLD, GOLDENDAY, and GOLDMORROW. Sometimes when he talked about them, he would say, "They are my three captains of the Golden Age." He had also a little daughter whom he greatly loved. Her name was FAITH.
These children were very good. And they were clever as well as good. But like all the children of that old time, they remained children longer than the children of now-a-days. It was many years before their school days came to an end, and when they ended they did not altogether cease to be children. They had simple thoughts and simple ways, just like the people of the kingdom. Their father used to take them up and down through the country, to make them acquainted with the lives of the people. "You shall some day be called to high and difficult tasks in the kingdom," he said to them, "and you should prepare yourselves all you can." Almost every day he set their minds a-thinking, how the lives of the people could be made happier, and hardly a day passed on which he did not say to them, that people would be happier the nearer they got to the Golden Age. In this way the children came early to the thought that, one way or
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