If men would examine how many are killed with weapons and how many eat and drink themselves to death, there would be found more dead from the cup and the kitchen than from the thrust of a sword. — Thomas More

American History Stories—Volume IV - Mara L. Pratt




Negro Song

This is a funny old song that the "darkeys" used to delight to sing in the days when they believed "Father Abraham" was coming to free them. [Illustration] from American History Stories - IV by Mara L. Pratt