OH, dear," said Robbie, Sabbath afternoon; on Sabbath what shall I do? I can't go up to mamma's room, and I suppose papa and Aunt Annie will stay there till night. I do wish mamma was well!" Edna was curled up on a cushion by the window, reading a very interesting book. It was all about "doing for Jesus," and Edna wished she could do something for the dear Saviour, like the little girl in the story. 

Just then she heard her little brother's voice. "I might keep Robbie still," she thought. "He doesn't know what to do with himself, now mamma is sick." So, closing her book, Edna said, pleasantly, "Come here, Robbie, and I'll help you learn the Sabbath-school lesson, and then tell stories, just as mamma does."

Robbie was delighted with the promise of a story, so he sat down right in front of his sister, put his little hands in her lap, and fixed his blue eyes on her face, while she taught him the lesson for the next Sabbath.

When this was learned, they looked at the pictures in the large Bible, while Edna repeated the sweet Bible stories, and then they sung the songs they had learned at Sabbath-school.

By and by, when papa came down stairs, Robbie told him what a pleasant afternoon they had spent, and how Edna's stories were "almost as good as mamma's." Papa smiled, and said, gently, "I am glad my little daughter is learning to give up her own pleasure for the sake of others. You have made us all happier today by your care for your little brother, and best of all, you have pleased your heavenly Father."

Will not all our little readers who have younger brothers or sisters follow Edna's example? The Sabbath sometimes seems long to little ones who cannot read for themselves, and you can make it pleasanter for them, and thus help to give them a love for God's holyday.