Excerpt from Floyd’s Flowers, or Duty and Beauty for Colored Children: Being One Hundred Short Stories; Gleaned From the Storehouse of Human Knowledge and Experience; Simple, Amusing, Elevating
Truly the boys and girls of to-day ought to be thankful that they are alive. There never was Such a golden age for childhood and youth as the present. To say nothing of the rich opportunities for mental and spiritual development, what a multitude of things have been provided for the innocent pleasure, the wholesome recreation of the young people of to-day; inventions that remind one of the magic of the Arabian Nights tools of sport so perfect that one can not imagine how they could be bettered; fascinat ing games, all unknown in the days gone by; books and papers upon which science, art and literary skill have lavished modern resources all these and many other wonderful things have fallen to the lot of the favored boys and girls of to-day.
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