The Broken Hyacinth
Ellen and Sophia, though twins, have a different outlook on life. Sophia is quick to forgive and find the good in others, but Ellen is held captive by her own stubborn will. In her mind the sunniest days seem riddled with clouds. But when faced with the greatest challenge of her life, Ellen finally understands the true meaning of friendship.
Originally written in 1828.
“This is a great book if you have little girls. It is a beautiful story of two sisters, their choices and consequences, and their journey to the heart of God. “It is much to be regretted in the present day that the taste for that which is most beautiful is now so rarely cultivated and that society is hence deprived, even religious society, of that beauty which literature only is capable of bestowing.” A quote from the book, as I could not have said it better myself. This book is a true gem in the Lamplighter series and one I will return to again and again.” — Arin McDermott, Richmond, VA
Table of Contents
- Early History
- Employments and Amusements
- Continuance at School
- Manifestations of Ill Temper
- Further Development of Character
- The Removal From Mrs. Bloomfield’s
- The Departure
Also by Lamplighter Author Mary Sherwood:
- The Little Woodsman and his Dog Caesar
About the Lamplighter Rare Collector’s Series
Lamplighter stories are much more than good and wholesome reading for the family. The inspiring role models found in Lamplighter books show a child that outward compliance alone will not carry a child through the stresses and disappointments soon to be faced in adolescence and adulthood, nor are they a substitute for faith in Christ. As we learn of perseverance, courage, loyalty, humility, these are qualities to emulate and pursue, but as children read in stories of others like them trying their best and falling short, they will powerfully learn their need for the gospel. Though life is often not easy, we can be confident that each disappointment and trial is designed by a loving God for our good.
Lamplighter books are carefully designed to draw children back to the Bible, to ensure that each story reflects the character of God. Often, key Scriptures are referenced so that they may be stored in a child’s heart. Lamplighter volumes are recognizable right away by their beautiful, high-quality bindings. But the other unique feature of a Lamplighter book, in contrast to other publications of the same title, is that the Lamplighter editions have been enhanced with helpful footnotes and woven with threads of Biblical truths that will be etched into an awakened moral conscience. These characteristics are what make our Lamplighter Collection so unique and highly valued.