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FALVEY MEMORIAL LIBRARY
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Dime Novel and Popular Literature
The Youth's companion
The Youth's companion, v. 73, no. 44, November 2, 1899.
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The Youth's companion, v. 73, no. 44, November 2, 1899.
Stephens, C. A. (Charles Asbury), 1844-1931.
21 January 2015
Boston : Perry Mason & Company
Dime Novel and Popular Literature
Little big-heart / by C. A. Stephens.
Children's periodicals, American.
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o 0 copyrizhi. law. by Perry Mzson at Oompany. m EICMY cmprzas. 7 ‘ j‘iiLI-'T'.T‘I:ri::'.":1'3.- . 1c'3‘+-rl.EAi29T,’ CHAPTER szvm. N Dassws school there were but twenty- I)a.<s:i tlioiight that, as she was not it (':itliolic, it would not be honest and sincere [or her to unbiased wiliivssi. lie was a kiiul-lioai'ti><l old 1 three pupils at. lirst, but the number soon increased to my All the poor, little, do so. in p as usual, and he could not that [hit IAtiA‘,Ilil0ll oi the piipils was dis- tnwtnl in .. way to call for ooiisiire. The [art is, that with (.'lIil(Ii't‘Il Iiiucli depends on rum-lty. The first iippozuaiioe of a El[IIiI'l’(‘l in an ordiiiary, “'t‘ll(>I‘(It'l'(>‘(I sclioolrooiii would cause upimr lillll non. tusioii; but if it were the usual thing: to hare 5l]iliIT(‘lS there, the ciiirh-en would soon cease to pay much atteiition to them. Father Subior may not have been a wholly The priest did not insist on it, but he man, and liked Ilassa. As for the noise in dull, SLullllIN’i'iI]g creatures in the plave found was 3 devout ('.utlIi)1ic, and the lIltItt4‘l‘Ii1)(Ii)lt-‘4.I her school, he Il0cl:1l"Q(l that it “rt>SIAKI" him to their way tli--re eventually, as also naughty him. In the (-‘lid be consulted with another go there! It sooiiis more than <louhtl’ul to IiIei1I1'l4'5.'Htk!i>i the Kiiiirlits. “’l'lie l>llsilIl‘.NS done boys and froward. untidy girls; but Dassa loved them all. Vowu: 73. NUMBER 44. Sl.75 A Yiuii. Sirtctl Corias 5 Czvtrs. when he wont in, n gI‘04."n)plI)' ll-swni wasiago, when strikes and labortroulrlvs wt-m..oni> .. novelty thnn at [Il1‘>A‘tiL i...i..rn.m...i..ni....s had but roivtitly l.)11.'UiI to exist, iuid i:u1a owners rviziinlwl them with inuvli iuispit 'l‘Iiat sprint: lllttht ot the np0r11ttt‘(‘?i at this factory V] .,m In-(mile ...-a...i..-.-s in a labor tmteniity, iiown ilir short as tilt‘ “lx'iiii:lit.s." .t;.v<-iris tor" the iiaimiity Yixilvtl iin- tow n, and duriiii: my a .1.-...nn.i was iiiuile Ht tho 1...... mill tor lwttrr tunns in respot-t of wax:-5 and workiiig hours. I know luitliiiii; wli:ItPYPr as to the jiistiie of iiinse tin..ninh.; hnr, as siinoiiim-...i.-..i, the Eldor did not we his way clear to imuit IIIPIII. “i miliiiot do this Ii0u'," he re-pliod to the here does not warniiit it. liut it my snnnner iimrm holds The noise there was some- accustoinwl to it. teachers, who risi fro they “couldn't hear themselves talk" in the room, yet some of them owned that the noise was not an irritating one, but simply the natural turmoil oi fifty children who had never ‘ been asked to sit still. Apparently, they all did just as they pleased, and set 03 for home or out-of-doors whenever they felt disposed. or oiitruizeoiisly naughty, she told them uhnt they ought to do, and asked them to do it with unruillvd sweetness. 1! they were stubborn, she asked them again, illill still sgai but never spoke o ‘ nor set penalties of tiny I; If she was ()IlIl;.'Q(I to ask them a great many tillit-'5, her eyes were almost sure to fill with tears and Inn’ lip trenib ent, iiid. le, i because their disobedieni.-e grieved her so much; and then the little rascals would look at 1 her spellbouiid, till their own. v," lower lips would begin toquiver in sympathy. It always ended in their doing mniethiiig near what was right. Little smmps who would , have stood out against any “ amount oi whipping and cimiiiiz, iinil thrived wickedly uiider it, could not t-iidiire I)assa's tears, nor hold out against her abouiiding love for them. They were not an interesting lot oi children. There was a great deal oi aiiuestral wickedness in them, often fostered at home; but in Dassa they enmunterod a new kind of conquering power to whith their hard little luums sua- cumbed and i1>sponiled. Many teatrliers and otliars ridiculed the lack oi discipline and order in Das5a’s school. was impossible, they said, to tench properly in that way. Perhaps it was, ‘or would have been for thseiii, or for any one else except Dassa and those who, like her, bad heart: full of lore, and without a spark oi hate, anger or cruelty. It Was this heart full oi love that was the vital fume in I)assa‘a school. The hostile school boanl did not deny that II1-'1" pupils leamed fairly well, and that she on-n 2 ‘stutterersl ho salary iroiu the public school funds was paid her: she never asked for waga, but took what the parents of her pupils were able to pity. Sometimes, when work was good and they had no irmiily mislnmines, they paid her liberally; but it work tailed. or sickness ix-sot. them, they were often unable to pay Ill)'tllilu,'. Dassa‘s school went on just the same, liowow-r. The mothers oi the children brouixlit in their little siewiiiiq-cliairs In the altenionn, and mt about the rmiu, knitting or nieiidiiig and watcliing llaxsa tench, n‘iLh beatilic siiiilir-s on tlicir PIES-Will'II laws. At litst ilivy had A iA‘liClI(‘l’ aitkr their own siniphv livnrts! ‘ Father Siibior, who wasa kind, niiho-r mi- sible old man, often canie in to sit and boaiu genially on the school. Ila (‘ii9rlhiII‘4I ll izrmlt atlection for lumen, and always gnve Ill"l‘ his blessiiig, (nil y one point of diltc-n-in-vi arose botwevn thi-in. Father Subiur tie-sin-d ltztx-&:I to tA‘(lL'li the lloniitdi Catecliisin in tilcllllll; mid M $sT....x.,,. "GIRLIE. YOU'.RE T00 TENDER-HEARTED FOR THIS HARD OLD WORLD; Q Q 0 I CANNOT MAKE A FOOL OF MYSELF. AS A BUSINESS MAN s Bur-' priest. or else a bishop of his (’l)lll’l‘lI, who visited the portal: and also the school. This clcriutl visitor advised Futlior Subler not to press the niatter of the mlmliisiii. It was hardly worth while, he is l"9p<)ltlVI to have said, to insist on teaching the letter and Iurms oi Christianity, when the twclier herself was the living embodinienl. of it. This appears to me to have been it vi-ry clear and (‘Il3(K?t‘lIilI:,’ Biatetllellt of the i-.L<9-one itbecn which shows quite exactly wherein JIassa‘s power and siiuvess lay. That she was nomi- nally a I’mtA- tliose Catholic children, nor even with their parents. She was the fresh, young pt-isniiid- cation of hire and good-will to all; and it every one, or even a majority oi us, hail a lienrt like hrrs, it is plain to see that strife, war, dissension and all evil would speedily cease from the ea It was said, and I believe it true in palt, If not wholly, that righting, squabbling and bad language aiuoug the children largely cvasetl in that quarter of the village, and that the little tuttervleniulioiis muld be heard mrolliiig the school songs wliiuli llassa bad taiiizht them at almost any time, night and nioriiin" In summer tlwy were wont to bring Ila loads of wild blosuoins, and of everytliiniz rise which they prized ainl thought pretty. Tlioir school. room was :1 queer iiiuseuni, even iiurluding squirrel-c:i;:4>s, pens for little woovlvliiii-ks, and X93 tor unfortunate birdliiigs that had tum- blul out of their iiests. D:Ixs.iI loved and pitlvd evt-rytliing that was in trouble, and die sonica- liow ciiliiniuiili-ntell this love W the vliilqlnin. One would have said that with suvh a siiiall nieiiiigerie about, the children could linve paid little uttmitiiiii to tlirlr books. Fntlu-r Snbit-r told the lilulur that while asceiivliiig to sohoolmniu (mu day, he ouiid on tho :4 outside the door, a blind kitten, a limo izrwen siuike, a div; with E lmiie pnw nnd ll young crou, land the crow was cawiug lustily. Yet E- as “=3 -int girl made no ditieiviiua with this whether the nialority of 5CIll)0IriA‘LI(',llt‘i3 oould adopt such lII1’lli01lS with success. Trim, the eXl)Ql‘illlPIIt has seldoiubeen triad. llriel , consists in substituting ior the fear oi punish. IiIPIIt a izrvut and ahouudiug Iii!-'(‘ti0lI, and tnisiioiz wholly to this to gorom the hearts of children. hut-li a love is the niost powerful agent in the world, It conquers and r-arr-ies ei'e.rythiii): ix-toreit; but iew [urssos-I it. (‘an ‘ ltivatnl and developed In the Iivzuts of those who tmwli? in Dassa's am-, it was born in her; and subsequent ereiiLa sliowed quite uiimiisciously, she had bi-ooiiie the doiniiiatiug iiitlueiice in this liFt.0l1ItJI'iIt‘0lIS tactory rillaizo. During tllese two years the Iililor wine to the mills mine a month, and rFnI:llIIi'<I usually for a week or ten days. He was now the lamest stnrkliolder and Sll]I9i'iI)tA‘ll4lPliL but was liglitiiiiz st-reral lawsuits in other parts of turn were the oonntry. .ipp:u-ently he saw little of Dasea. .it limit he was disapptiiiitul that she was devotiiii: III‘l‘M‘li entirely to the S4'lIlI)i, and he was soiimwliat diS]il(’lI54'4l to we her so much e..g.-nwxi In it. None the less. in-, would not hare ll'li('l feral it itli llFi‘, nor thw anal her in any way. The school board at one time dn-iiled to disband this primte school, but the luliler let them know that they could l'?1'i(0lI on his opposition. The El<ler's "opposition," either in law, or por:miiiilly and pliyairally, wns women thing toriuidabh-, and the matter was dixipponl. as a rewllite fellow, exwwliiigly given to having his own way. . iii one who souglita diilinilty with him mill-l liars it at a iimiiieufs nUi.llV‘. Still, its a nilo, his (‘ll)[liIt)'l;S liked him: altlioiiirli rliolerio and riolriit. he had the rvpiitatioii oi In-iug “Iuir and sqiiiim." lie 12 as good wziirv-s as could be had r-lsouliere, and paid in run every Satiinlaiy ait.>rin.nn. Ihlrl unw their-, linwerer. ot a 1‘lI:ll'r.iA‘tA‘i' which brouizlit him in (‘lIlIili(‘t with liusm. This. as will be l‘(‘lllt'illlI‘i‘i!l, was mine years 3 i 1.1001], 1 will t-oiislulvr your re- qin-sLs seriously on the rust oi i Mpimiiber.“ . The resiilelit opt-niiivt-s were in iiied to anqiiiest-e, but the vi ting delt-gale ailiisul them to insist Vll.;0l'0llSl)‘. Animu- puiiied by the III’lI‘$Znt9 as l spokscsiiiziii, eiiteml the nnii I min-e again the next i.m.i..p, , and repeated their ii.-....n..s, ‘, tliwnwiiiiig a strike in law oi iiomoiiiiipllaiice. “You had my aiiswvr 3 (‘s(A?F titty," replied the lildi-r. “Go ulioad.” ; “You i'+-t'iise?" f - “lleyoii-l doubt." “'i'lwn l'll stop your mill!" ntonenl the 4lI‘i4’LZ:IlA‘, arro- gzmtly. l lie tlll‘(dltl'li9lI tho wrong , nnni. Before he inni tiiuem n‘itli1Ieit., the Elder hull tlirtiwu i hiiu out-of-doors. The ihnee opeiativt-s iaii out.‘ 1 This was lioioiv the iiiotliods ni tll‘,,".]lli7r'<l labor were as iully Ivusiiiinwl in at preseiit. 1 The lililvr it>g:u1lu-ltlivrisiting l lI<‘l(’LZ'dtF as an intei-lopor and a l iiilwliiet-iiiaizer. Next day, ' at i-lei-en o‘clo( , roost oi‘ the operatives left the iiilll in I body, and the Btrllit! mu “Very well," the lildivr said ui them. “ll you do not wish to work, l Elli in no hurry." lie 1-lore-l the mill. the village siiiiisi.-<1 the windows and did other t daiiiaixe. On the following day the lilder prooured lumber, hired six (3nII'Ii(A'lV, and built a stroiuz. hiizh bvnrd fence around the mill. Tl]!-,‘t‘$‘:.litA‘i', tor a week, he sriianled the building perxoiially with a tarbiiiv. llis i‘lB“' oi the nnnu-r was that the mill was his .....,. srty, and that as such he had a right to deleud it. by iorm it necessary. Afterwuid, when absent hints:-it, he hired tour W8.iA‘lIllil‘li to live now so ooiiinion iii the history (it niaiiuizwturing tow'iis-we-1-ks iiud inoiiths (it i<llPtlPSN, pow'rty, hatred and gotten] (IL‘ll>0l‘3.liL1ti(ll’). It was a wretched suiimie-r for the iuill (i])9J"al.i$‘P!s who lelt the want oi their weekly wages severely, and iell into di-bt to the . I ll g'i'omrs, who in distnassm. The men, sulh-n and unkempt, lonivd about the street oonwrs and public hoiist-s, smoking, drinking and mlklug oi revenue on Ilie factory-owiiers; the women sat at IIIIIIIP, untidy, S0ilI'-f:l(‘t'lI and unhappy. The school rhildrvn were altectul hy the general iiiisery and depression. Ttivir iood at hinite was pooror, and they hna no nun‘, clmn (‘IUUIPS for SIIIIIIIWI‘. Aitxer lVussu‘s school closed in Juno, tor the iisua.l sununor niratiou, the condition oi the children was t't‘t‘II worse, for from her own small SliV"iiIlI3 the haul clothed sonio of the poorer ones and kept t.hPllI tidy. The woes and poreity oi erery lIl(lil.'Q‘lit. fzunily were well known to her, and touvlu-d in-r tleoply. Elie spmii the wicutioii w evks in aiding: them and in solii-itiuiz uiiitributioiis in L1iS’A’S oi sickuosx for typhoid fever was ]VI'E"i‘nll’l)L s tar lhusn hail not spoken totbe Elder. lie had been away for most ot tho summer, and had won ll luwsiiit and lost oiio, both Iiivtilviiig l:u)::‘ iIlte'll9Stsi. Ilut tine day in Aiigust she met him as he was ilriviii.-.v from the railway station to the mills. the knew The next night some of the muxh t'lI‘1lIPIlt in , ooutif reiianm IIUIIHH 5