Youth's Magazine,  9 (1836), 152–60.

Trying Against Crying. (From the American 'Religious Magazine')



Short Fiction


Mathematics, Education, Endeavour

    The story opens one afternoon with Fanny Selby crying bitterly in the parlour because she thinks that she cannot do her 'great long sum in compound division' (153). Her father persuades her to try the sum instead of crying, and she finds that she can do it. The remainder of the narrative carries through the moral in different areas of Fanny's life.

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