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Dew Drops, Vol. 37, No. 34, August 23, 1914
written by "Cook, David C. (David Caleb), 1850-1927"
... "My dress is so pretty," said Ruth, smoothing its soft fold and patting her own curls as she looked at her pretty reflection in the big mirror. "Yes," said the mother, "your dress is pretty, dear, and let mother tell you something about how many helped to make your dress. "First, a little brown seed baby was put into the ground and it grew up to be a plant with flowers on it. Then the flowers dropped off and little green pods came in their places. These pods made a nice little house for the seed babies, but when the little seeds got ripe they burst their house open and it was all full of soft, white cotton. Some little boys and girls picked the cotton out, and then some men put it in a machine and took the seed all out of the soft white stuff, and then it went to another big house and was made into thread, and then into a beautiful piece of cloth, and mother and auntie made your pretty dress out of the seed babies' cotton blanket. Isn't it nice that everybody helps Ruthie girl to have pretty things." —Written for Dew Drops by Francis McKinnon Morton. OUR LESSON.—For August 23. PREPARED BY MARGUERITE COOK. Title.—The Wedding Feast.—Matt. 22:1-14. Golden Text.—O Jerusalem, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her own brood under her wings!—Luke 13:34. Golden Text for Beginners.—We love him, because he first loved us.—1 John 4:19. Truth.—The great love of Jesus is for even those who would harm him. 1. Jesus told a parable about the kingdom of heaven. 2. He said it is like a king who made a marriage feast for his son. 3. When the feast was ready he sent messengers to ask his guests to come to the feast. 4. Some did not listen to the invitation, and others went about their work. ...

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