The Crab and Its Mother
A CRAB said to her son: "Why do you walk so one-sided, my child? It is far more becoming to go straight forward. " The young Crab replied:
Quite true, dear Mother; and if you will show me the straight way, I will promise to walk in it. The Mother tried in vain, and submitted without remonstrance to the reproof of her child.
Example is more powerful than precept.
WM. L. Allison, New York
Illustrator: Harrison Weir, John Tenniel, Ernest Griset, et.al.