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Jack Mason, the Old Sailor

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Author: Theodore Thinker (Francis C. Woodworth)
Published: 1850
Language: English
Wordcount: 6,500 / 24 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 97
LoC Category: PZ
Downloads: 8,308
Added to site: 2005.12.18
mnybks.net#: 12035
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me into the world, and died for such little girls as she! How happy it made her, to think that He loved her! By and by, she used to pray every night, when she went to bed. I taught her to say that sweet little prayer which you know so well, and love so well:

Now I lay me down to sleep, I pray the Lord my soul to keep: If I should die before I wake, I pray the Lord my soul to take.

Oh, I was very sorry when our little Anna died! We called her Anna. She had another name at home, but we liked Anna better than we did her old name. I was very sorry when she died, and we were all sorry.

[Illustration: The Fishermen.]


THE LITTLE SAILOR BOY.

The story I told you about the Indian girl makes me think of a little boy that we once had in our ship. He was a very good boy. The captain liked him very much. He was not the captain's child. But the captain used to say that he loved little George as much as if he was his child. The reason the captain loved him, and the reason everybody loved him, wa

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 2 from 1 reviews: **
2014.11.28
Lisa Carr
**...

An old sailor tells a young boy about his adventures at sea and the things he's seen. Presumably, this was a book to be read to small children, with illustrations, which are missing. It ends with an admonition to avoid sin and go to god.
A five year old with internet access is too sophisticated for this book.


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