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stood with extended hands, should seize and tear it.
" Look here !" said Edward, as he saw that the little fellow was half inclined to cry, at being thus disappointed, " here is a pretty picture for you ;" and he showed the box to the child, and bade him ask grandfather to let him fill his pipe with some of the tobacco. " Tell him it is all for him, and Charley shall give him some when he wants it."
" Well, now, how very kind this is; you are too good to us," said the old man, as he lifted the little one on his knee, and expressed his thanks in the best manner he was able, to the delighted donor.
The picture was admired and examined again and again, but the