"I had one once," said he; "but now I have only a good mother."
"Well, Henry," said I, "give her this shilling, and tell her I send it to her for teaching her boy to do good when he can get a chance."
Tears came to the boy's eyes. A shilling seemed a good deal of money to him, and it pleased him all the more because it was given him for his mother.
"Thank you, sir; thank you!" said he, and he ran back to his work one of the happiest boys in London, I think, at that moment.
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"IN A MINUTE."
If you asked Dora to do any thing, she would reply, "In a minute." It was a bad habit she had. "Dora, please bring me a drink of water."--"In a minute."--"Dora, go up stairs, and bring me down my comb."--"Yes, mother, in a minute."--"Dora, come to your dinner."--"In a minute."
One day the bird was hopping about on the floor. Somebody went out, leaving the door open, just as "somebody" is always doing. Dora's mother said, "Dora, shut the door,