John Wilson

Johnny Wilson and Ned Brown were playing at ball one day, and the ball hit John on the hand: he was very angry, and ran after Ned and beat him very hard. Just then, a man came by and gave John a box on the ear which made him let go of Ned, and he began to cry. Then the man said, “You beat that little boy and forget how you hurt him, but you do not like it yourself.”

Then John was sorry, and said he would never do so any more; he shook hands with Ned, and he kept his word, and all who knew him loved him.