And Other Stories of Earlier Days in America
Let's go visit people who lived long ago—most of them over a hundred years before you were born! Their lives differed from ours in many ways. Imagine running a farm and taking care of your family alone, spending a winter in the north woods trapping animals, or working long hours in a grinding room. Young people today just don't do those kinds of things.
Times have changed since those days, but people remain the same. Young people then knew that obedience, respect, kindness, and hard work were important, just as we do. They faced temptations to do things they knew were wrong, just as we do.
Come along! Open the book—let's go visiting. What do these friends from long ago have to tell us?
- Introduction: Stories of Earlier Days in America
- Always Face a Panther (Sarah E. Merrill)
- Sore Toe Dilemma (Alice L. Lee)
- Trouble With a Copycat (Ruth K. Hobbs)
- Trust God and Use Your Head (Charlie M. Simon)
- The Loony Mollie Project (Caroline C. Graveson)
- Father and I Become Partners (Ralph L. Moody)
- Those Bills Behind the Clock (David M. Newell)
- Better Obey Your Betters (Walter D. Edmonds)
- Jenny's Small Corner (Author Unknown)
- Faulty Figuring (Henry C. Pearson)
- The Question Mama Wouldn't Answer (Ruth K. Hobbs)
- God Has His Ways (Robert Davis)
- What's Good About Grasshoppers? (Barbara C. Smucker)
- Who Could Lose a Buggy? (Arleta Richardson)
- A Time to Disobey (Alice C. Fuller)
- A Promise Is a Promise (J. E. Chamberlin)
- Mouthful of Gravel (Ruth K. Hobbs)
- Trial in Tom Belcher's Store (Samuel A. Derieux)