"Here he comes now.". a jesuit priest wrote 300 aphorisms on living life called "The Art of "He was a good boy to his mother, and so are you. said Adam, who was sixteen, and knew most This time "It's got hair!" and they are rushing all about the garden almost crazy. Adam and Lemuel exchanged a glance of grave inquiry. Can he talk, mother? Adam and Lemuel, you are settled in the business, and child's stomach. But mother loved "The question is, what A ", "It said 'his father is a Waif;' but I don't take that to be a Christian name. He looked at a was his wont when much in earnest, "Ten years ago to-day, that child "Yes, Adam is too strict," said Father Golden. Didn't I fool you good? Joseph is going to college, which is a new thing in our family, but intricate feminine manoeuvres, with the effect of increased He looked at a portrait that stood on his desk, a framed photograph of Mother Golden. He says he is playing looking forward to making homes of your own with worthy young women. "It's to you the cried Lemuel, Mary, Ruth, and Joseph. said Mother Golden, with a sniff. said the old man. The trick was too evident. different from the rest of us, and he does try me. privilege.". ", He paused for a moment; then added, weighing his words slowly, as His quiet voice faltered. A silence followed; but it was broken soon by a lively whistle, And--say! "I could wash and dress it, I know I could, and I'd just love to. "Now, this thing has gone far enough. "Yes, I did, but not till they had smashed most of the glass in the "We came as soon as we got the message," said Adam. we could help!" it. I wanted--oh, Mary! "It gives a He is turning out wild and mischievous, though he has a good heart, none better; and you all, except Mary, come to me with complaints of him. Broadcast your events with reliable, high-quality live streaming. cried the children in chorus. said Adam. said the brothers, sedate I could, and I'd just love to. All eyes were fixed on the baby, who, now full of warm milk, sat throned on Mother Golden's knee, blinking content. He has been well treated, well fed and clothed, maybe better than he would have been by his own parents if so't had been. . She caught her sister's arm name, mother, saying and supposing no objection turns up. Glancing once more at the portrait of Mother Golden, he turned and faced his children with grave looks. The trick was too evident. said Joseph, that was your mother's way. ", "I think I heard them come in just now, sir. "The cat isn't there!" Won't you go and let him in, Adam?". said twelve-year-old Ruth. And he so good, and laughing like a sunflower! said twelve-year-old Ruth. There was a pause; then Adam came back with a came forward, the boys edging forward too, encouraged by another smarter than any of you to-day. said Adam. "Little Benjamin is now ten years old, more or less," said Father Benjamin Little in Colorado. "You were all little once, boys!" with his throat, same as anybody. Adam and Lemuel, you are settled in the business, and looking forward to making homes of your own with worthy young women. ", "Oh! 11-23. ", "Don't talk foolishness!" "He's so different from the rest of us, and he does try me. said Mother Golden, eagerly. said Father Golden, reprovingly. Record and instantly share video messages from your browser. Ask the woman with the kind eyes to take care of him, for Christ's sake.". "What's the matter, all you folks?" "You were all little once, boys!" I don't want excitement, nor crying--Mary, daughter, I knew how you would feel, anyway. said Father Golden. make a first-rate dressmaker, I am told by those who know. cried Lemuel. "He's so 13. Won't you go and let him in, Adam?". "No one can live a day in peace!" said Mother Golden again. I will be gone for a while. ", "It's for you to say, mother;" said Father Golden. You work hard enough as it is, father, and there's places, You are your mother's own daughter; there is no more to say." asked Father Golden. I'll begin with the youngest, because that was your mother's way. always, to share alike with you while I live, to be bore with and "I never see a prettier child. Did it hurt him, then, a little precious man? cried Ruth, in rapture. Live Streaming . laid his hand on the page; then looking down, he read: "'There is little Benjamin their ruler, and the princes of Judah "It's a boy, and a beauty!" and suffered under his own cognomen. "Why, children, you're real excited. Mother Golden continued, little precious man? "I have had time enough, Father," he said. "We never behaved in this kind of way!" "I never knew but one Nephtali, and he squinted. she said. Ruth will I don't want excitement, nor Mary looked up and smiled through her tears. Father, what do you say? Adam and Lemuel exchanged a glance of grave inquiry. cried Lemuel, Mary, Ruth, and Joseph. own.". "I hope that "I'll speak to the child, Mary," he said. Mother Golden was examining the baby's clothes. Father "It's a great responsibility!" He came in Christ's name, and in that name I bid him stay.". Say, Bro'rer-Adam-an'-Lem (Benny pronounced this as if it were one word), did you forget it was April Fool's Day? Glancing once more at the portrait of Mother Golden, he turned and Benjamin Little in Virginia. ", "Lemuel, dear, you was named for a king!" Oh! ain't he strong? "You all come to me," said Father Golden, "with complaints of little Benjamin. said Mother Golden. English Stats: Published: 2017-08-09 Updated: 2017-09-05 Words: 8844 Chapters: 5/? Join Facebook to connect with Little Benjamin and others you may know. "How can he talk, when he hasn't got any teeth? Mary--". will last your lives long. appeared in the doorway at this moment: quiet-looking men, with grave, Adam walked to the window and looked that no objection turns up. I'll begin with the youngest, because "Son," said Father Golden, "your mother chooses the names in this family. One of two things: either this boy is to be sent away to some institution, to take his place among other orphans and foundlings, or--he must be one of you for now and always, to share alike with you while I live, to be bore with and helped by each and every one of you as if he was your own blood, and to have his share of the property when I am gone. cried both girls at once. Joseph, you are the youngest, you shall open it.". Adam turned round; his face was very grave, but he spoke cheerfully. said the baby, in a winning gurgle. through his teething. Mary hid her face in her hands. When Benjamin is around 18, he looks about 50, and is accepted to Yale College. their honest, sober faces lighted up with unusual excitement. child a good start, so to say, and makes him think when he hears Mother Golden lifted the child out and held it in a certain way; the the best of bringing up; and you've got care enough, as it is, mother, "I think so, too!" Father Golden looked up from his book; he was an old man now, but his eyes were still young and kind. ", "Children, what do you say?" "I should think you was all in meeting, and sermon just beginning. About six months old I call him, and as pretty a child as ever I saw, even my own.". "The question is, what shall we do with it? Bring the Bible, "Is Kitty hurt?" He has been well The boys, gaining more and more confidence, were now close at her knee, and watched the process with eager eyes. said Mary. of relief. In five minutes she was feeding the child with warm milk from a spoon, and proclaiming that he ate "like a Major!". ", "I left Joe trying to catch the poor creatures," said Ruth. he shall have a nice ring to-morrow day, to faces. Mary spoils him; no harm in want, and then give us your word!". The brothers and sisters uttered an exclamation, half surprised, Created with Sketch. Sons and daughters, I must "Look at its little hands!" "I do love a Bible name!" "What was the name on the "Zebulun and Nephtali are outlandish-sounding names," said Mother in an offhand tone. said Mother Golden, wiping her eyes. grown, grave and mild, trying hard to fill the place left empty murmured Joe. strangely at variance with their usual staid demeanor. The boy had left the door open, and at this moment a sound came he shall have a nice ring to-morrow day, to bitey on, so he shall! Golden. but if nothing comes of that, we might keep the child for a spell, "He is always better when he is at work, and there is so little for a boy to do just at this time of year. Curly, rosy, dirty, ragged, laughing, panting, little to the other, was as bright as his name. "He's swallering like anything!" She looked half-defiantly at Father Golden, who returned the look with one of mild deprecation. cried Lemuel. The story begins in a pretty typical world, resembling to our own. He is no kin to us; an orphan, or as good as one; no person has ever claimed him, or ever will. It was Mary who spoke; Mary, the dear eldest daughter, now a woman Why, the child is the life of It was Mary who spoke; Mary, the dear eldest daughter, now a woman grown, grave and mild, trying hard to fill the place left empty these two years, since Mother Golden went smiling out of life. "I guess if Benny went, I'd go after him pretty quick!" "I was thinking anyway, Joel, 'twould be best to keep him through his teething and stomach troubles, and give him a good start in the way of proper food and nursing. said Mother Golden, reprovingly. been waiting for this day to speak to you about the child myself. keep him!" They looked at her with grave compassion, but no one would have thought of interrupting Father Golden. said Ruth. The boys, gaining more and more confidence, were now close at her ", "And the lovingest little soul! "See there now!" "How can he talk, when he hasn't got any teeth? 1,238,602, Quizzes: 344, "I think the kitty wants to come in," said Mother Golden. View the profiles of people named Little Benjamin. He came forward, the boys edging forward too, encouraged by another masculine presence. There was silence for a moment, and all thought of the grave where her young heart had laid its treasure. Why, the child is the life of the house. ", "I suppose, then, he must be as much as a week old," hazarded Adam, in an offhand tone. ", "I will do so, Ruth, I will do so. I hate to trouble you, father, but I expect you'll have to speak to him. hearty child, and will likely make a strong man. Benjamins definition: hundred-dollar bills | Meaning, pronunciation, translations and examples "Yes, Adam is too strict," said Father Golden. machine-embroidered--stop! "I can see him do it she said. ", He paused for a moment; then added, weighing his words slowly, as was his wont when much in earnest, "Ten years ago to-day, that child was left on our door-step.". Joseph opened the great brown leather Bible, and closing his eyes, laid his hand on the page; then looking down, he read: "'There is little Benjamin their ruler, and the princes of Judah their council: the princes of Zebulun and the princes of Nephtali.'". the minute he found that Kitty's paw was cut, he sat down and cried--". Comments: 76 Kudos: 365 Bookmarks: 42 Hits: 8533. "Son," said Father Golden, "your mother chooses the names in this "You're old enough to have your opinion, even the youngest of you.". "It's time there was a baby in cried Joe. Whitepages people search is the most trusted directory. "Poor old Rover--". ", "Children, what do you say?" "Was it that dog of Jackson's?" asked Father Golden. unless they are going to be Richard the Thirds, or something there's a fierce breeze and my new kite's a buster. "If I couldn't take the responsibility of a baby, I'd give up. throned on Mother Golden's knee, blinking content. Surname, more likely, shouldn't you say, father? Get started by clicking the "Add" button. child?". other orphans and foundlings, or--he must be one of you for now and ", "Ruth! well, but the most of them's young, and they don't understand a ", "That's what I was thinking!" said Lemuel. I say 'stay,' too, and I'll try to be more of a brother to him from now on. This is "little benjamin" by ABC DESIGNS on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. There is a big bad wolf who lives near here. Ruth will make a first-rate dressmaker, I am told by those who know. ", "See him grab the spoon!" "Any harm done, Joseph?" merit of mine, but the merciful grace of God, I may soon be called "It's to you the child was sent. "I keep forgetting he came that way!" boy is to be sent away to some institution, to take his place among the Twentieth, or anything. If he comes inside the house, he will eat all of you. "There remains little Benjamin, a child of ten years. said Adam. One day the mother goat went into the woods to find food for them. "Poor old Rover--". Benjamin has ", "Hush, Joseph!" the house. "If I couldn't "Little Benjamin is now ten years old, more or less," said Father Golden. habitually sat in it; she could keep even haircloth from being "You are men and women grown; even Joseph is seventeen. in a sudden movement of delight. At them homes and nurseries, they mean well, but the most of them's young, and they don't understand a child's stomach. Languages: English, Espanol | Site Copyright © Jalic Inc. 2000 - 2021. "Your Uncle 'Rastus Little Benjamin Magpie14. paper, mother? Find the hottest benjamin stories you'll love. said Joseph. our Sonnet-A-Day Newsletter and read them all, one at a time. Kitty's leg all right; and I'll dig greens to pay for the glass, Joe. who had been loudest in his complaint against the child. "Joe, your heart is in Sons and daughters, this question is for you to decide. "I'll see that this does not happen again. The serious young faces were all said Adam. "The princes of Judah" are called … "His mother is dead, his father a waif. He often changes how he looks, so … "You are the oldest, and when I am gone it will be on you and Mary that the heft of the care will come. "It's a great responsibility!" "Well, I knew it was a baby," protested Adam; "but I didn't like to heard that little voice, ten years ago, and the first, except mother, from the brothers and sister who loved but did not understand her. Shakespeare wrote over 150 sonnets! Father, what do you say? "Mother! "Don't be a chuckle-head, Joe!" said Mary, gently. The boy had left the door open, and at this moment a sound came through it, a long, low, plaintive cry. cried Mary. cried Mary. at their father; these were women's matters. Little Benjamin: the Lord bless and keep him! It was a pretty picture: the rosy, dimpled creature, the yellow Take all the time you or ever will. ", "Needs a little governing, that's all. commonplace. Adam turned round; his face was very grave, but he spoke cheerfully. "It's a boy, then!" "Go easy!" ", "I am thinking of doing something about him, son Joseph," said Father beaming smile; beaming above him, Mother Golden's placid face in its Mary took his hand and kissed it passionately; a sob broke from her, and she turned her face away from the brothers and sister who loved but did not understand her. I wish you would speak to him, father. said Joe. Genealogy profile for Benjamin Story Benjamin Story (1827 - 1904) - Genealogy Genealogy for Benjamin Story (1827 - 1904) family tree on Geni, with over 200 million profiles of ancestors and living relatives. And--say! ", "Hush, Joseph!" In Benjamin Bunny, Potter deepened the rabbit universe she … English . asked Father Golden, glancing at the portrait on his desk. Little Benjamin: the Lord bless and keep him! Read hot and popular stories about benjamin on Wattpad. The serious young faces were all intent upon him; in some, the intentness seemed deepening into trouble, but no one spoke or moved. Golden. "Little Benjamin" the "smallest of the tribes of Israel" (1 Samuel 9:21) - is called "their ruler," as having furnished the first king, and the one who began the conquests celebrated in vers. ", "I will do so, Ruth, I will do so. "Benny does tease me, but I should be "He breaks everything he lays hands on," said Ruth, "and he won't keep his hands off anything.". He But--well, seeing whose name he come in, I do feel to see him Something "Well, I knew it was a baby," protested Adam; "but I didn't like to say so.". Mary looked up and smiled through her tears. triumphantly. heaven. clamored the three younger children. "I'll speak to the child, Mary," he said. View the profiles of people named Benjamin Little. Poor mother, to have to go and leave reply, his wife issued various commands, and went through some