The Angel over the Right Shoulder

The Beginning of a New Year

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Published: 1852
Language: English
Wordcount: 4,723 / 21 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 69.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 992
Added to site: 2005.12.27
mnybks.net#: 12306
Genre: Short Story
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ed to advance rapidly, but in her haste the little ones had fallen back, and it was the sorrowing angel who recorded her progress. Sometimes so intent was she to gird up her loins and have her lamp trimmed and burning, that the little children wandered away quite into forbidden paths, and it was the angel over the left shoulder who recorded her diligence.

Now the observer as she looked, felt that this was a faithful and true record, and was to be kept to that journey's end. The strong clasps of gold on those golden books, also impressed her with the conviction that, when they were closed, it would only be for a future opening.

Her sympathies were warmly enlisted for the gentle traveller, and with a beating heart she quickened her steps that she might overtake her. She wished to tell her of the angels keeping watch above her--to entreat her to be faithful and patient to the end--for her life's work was all written down--every item of it--and the results would be known when those golden

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