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Lotus Buds

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Author: Amy Carmichael
Published: 1909
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,929 / 231 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 71
LoC Category: BV
Downloads: 962
Added to site: 2009.07.17 24718
Genre: Religion

The book has been written for lovers of children. Those who find such young life tiresome will find the story dull, and the kindest thing it can ask of them is not to read it at all.

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thoughtful pause, and Bala looked at me with grave, contented eyes:--

"New games," she said simply.

Bala's opposite is Chellalu. We never made any mistake about her. We never thought her good. Not that she is impossibly bad. She was created for play and for laughter, and very happy babies are not often very wicked; but she is so irrepressible, so hopelessly given up to fun, that her kindergarten teacher, Rukma, smiles a rueful smile at the mention of her name. For to Chellalu the most unreasonable thing you can ask is implicit obedience, which unfortunately is preferred by us to any amount of fun. She will learn to obey, we are not afraid about that; but more than any of our children, her attitude towards this demand has been one of protest and surprise. She thinks it unfair of grown-up people to take advantage of their size in the arbitrary way they do. And when, disgusted with life's dispensations, she condescends to expostulate, her "Ba-a-a-a" is a thing to affright. But this is the wrong sid

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
j williams

amy carmichael cuts through religion, theological blah blah with actions of a life that gave itself for the orphans of india. her word pictures of the little tykes are pretty cute and make you feel only a little guilty because of the love you can see that she had for them. Thank God for an uplifting book from someone who answered His call.



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