It seems that we are in an age where we rarely hear about the better side of humanity. And we're often tempted to question the advantages of such old fashioned principles as integrity, honesty, self-denial, and sacrificing for the good of others. But her,e in a few enjoyable stories, the value of cherishing these character traits is made plain to old and young alike. Hope in humanity and courage to emulate the standards here displayed is a part of the pleasure of reading this book; a collection of character-building stories reprinted from the nineteenth century in the quaint and reverent language of that era. Perfect for home and family reading.