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The New Zealand Evangelist

Gain from Godliness—

Gain from Godliness

There has lately appeared in the journals a touching anecdote. A poor shepherd, in the environs of Yvetot (Seine Inferieure,) the father of a large family, had purchased, last summer, an old Bible, to furnish him with reading page 92 during the winter evenings. Lately, in going through this volume be perceived that several leaves were pasted together, and he at once cautiously proceeded to separate them; but judge of his surprise upon his finding between these leaves a bank note for 500f., (£20) with these words:—“With much trouble have I amassed this sum! Having no natural heirs but persons who are absolutely free from want, I make thee my legatee, O thou who readest this Bible!”