Fifty-Two Story Talks to Boys and Girls

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Published: 1914
Language: English
Wordcount: 22,803 / 67 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 87.1
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 574
Added to site: 2006.09.24
mnybks.net#: 14576
Genre: Young Readers
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he train people in carriages, on foot, and in street-cars crossing the railway-tracks in great numbers, and it seems as if the train would have to stop, or else it would run over somebody. But the train never slackens speed. The engineer keeps on blowing the whistle, and the train thunders along at the usual rate.

Then you will notice when you get near those crossings that all the gates are down and the railway-tracks are perfectly clear.

That is the way with many of the difficulties we face in life. We set out to do the thing our conscience tells us to do, and it seems as if the road were full of obstructions. But you just go straight ahead, determined to do your duty, and lo, the hindrances disappear. When an earnest man goes right ahead, the crowd usually opens up to let him through.

As you get older and face the world you will find it looks like a great, fierce giant. But really its fierce look is caused by a false-face that it wears to frighten faint-hearted people. You go boldly up

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