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The pretty playfulness with which little children charm away the cares of their parents was illustrated by a touching occurrence in Indiana. A boy of six years, after watching the laundry proceedings, and especially the way .in which the wrinkles in the linen disappeared before the flat-iron, retired to meditate, m the room where his father was taking his afterdinner nap. There, gazing on the furrows which years of struggle had made upon the marble brow of his parent, he was seized by a beautiful idea. In less than a minute that devoted little boy was smoothing out those marks of time and sorrow with a very hot flat-iron. Life doesn’t seem so happy to his young heart now aa it tyaed to.

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Ashburton Guardian, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 307, 31 March 1881

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Untitled Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 307, 31 March 1881