Carlo – or Kindness Rewarded

Ida was a kind-hearted girl, and one day when crossing a bridge near her home, she saw two boys on the banks of the stream, trying to drown a little dog.

Ida, like all good girls, could not bear to see anything suffer, and was brave enough to try and prevent it. So, she ran to the shore, wringing her hands, and crying loudly, “Oh! you bad, wicked boys! how can you be so cruel to that poor little dog?”

The boys looked at her in wonder, for they were more thoughtless than cruel; and one of them said, “Father sold the rest of the pups, but could not sell this one, and so he told us to drown it.” “Then he should have done it himself,” replied Ida, her pretty face flushing with anger as she spoke, “and not have trusted it to boys, who would cause it needless pain.”

The dog had, by this time, reached the bank, and after politely shaking off the water, crept timidly toward Ida, as if he knew her for a friend. “Poor little fellow,” she said, patting his head tenderly, “how pitiful he looks! will you give him to me?” “Yes,” said the boys, looking very foolish, “we did not mean to be cruel. You may have him and welcome.”

Ida thanked the boys very sweetly, and ran home.

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Title: Carlo – or Kindness Rewarded
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Title: Carlo – or Kindness Rewarded
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Language: English
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