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Favell Lee Mortimer

  • Are you not very sorry to hear that Adam and Eve were turned out of the garden? It was not so pleasant outside of the garden. A great many weeds and thistles grew outside; but in the garden there were only pretty flowers and sweet fruits. ... But there was something more sad still. They were grown wicked. They did not love praising God as they once had done, but they liked doing many naughty things. ... And they would have gone to hell, and all their children too, had not God taken pity upon them. God, who is very kind, had found out a way to save them.

  • God has covered your bones with flesh. Your flesh is soft and warm. In your flesh there is blood. God has put skin outside, and it covers your flesh and blood like a coat. ... How kind of God it was to give you a body! I hope that your body will not get hurt. ... Will your bones break? Yes, they would, if you were to fall down from a high place, or if a cart were to go over them. .. How easy it would be to hurt your poor little body! If it were to fall into the fire, it would be burned up. If a great knife were run through your body, the blood would come out. If a great box were to fall on your head, your head would be crushed. If you were to fall out of the window, your neck would be broken. If you were not to eat some food for a few days, your little body would be very sick, your breath would stop, and you would grow cold, and you would soon be dead.

Favell Lee Mortimer, English Evangelical author of children's books

(1802 - 1878)

Full name: Favell Lee Bevan Mortimer.