The Wishing Cap

3 THE WISHING-CAP. “But I will know;” said the lady, looking vexed. “ My poor mamma, when she was alive,” said Charles, “ used to tell me that I ought, not to wish for any thing but God’s blessing r and she taught me this verse—Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Matt, vi. 33. And this is-the reason why I do net like to put on the wishing-cap.” While little Charles was speaking, the rest of the children stood staring and laughing: and when he had done, the lady pushed him away, saying, “ You are a strange, foolish boy, and not fit to play with other children. Go to bed immediately.” Charles went up to his room, His cheeks were wet with tears, and his heart was very sad. He remembered