o," he said, as he went along, eating his candy, which did not taste half so good as he had expected it would taste.
Do you know why it did not taste so good? I will tell you. His mind was not at ease. When our thoughts trouble us, we take little or no pleasure in anything. To make this still plainer, I will just mention the case of a boy, who thought it would be so pleasant if he could play all the time, instead of going to school. So much did he think about this, that one morning, he resolved that he would not go to school when sent, but would go out into the woods, and play all day, and be so happy.
So, when he started off, with his dinner in a little basket, instead of going to the school-room, he went to the woods.
"Oh, this is so pleasant!" he said, on first arriving at the woods--"No books nor lessons--no sitting still all day. Oh, I shall be so happy!"
As he said this, the thought of his parents, and of their grief and displeasure, if they should find out that he had played
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