The Silver Cup
And other stories for the young
In the New Testament, our Savior reveals that the second greatest commandment is to love our neighbor, in the same way that we already love ourselves. The short stories of this volume illustrate that the failure to love, evidenced by dishonesty and careless self-absorption, carries forth its effects from the individual to the family and society as a whole.
In contrast, you will see the fruit of repentance and the blessings that follow when we model the mercy and forgiveness of Christ and humbly consider others before ourselves.
Originally written in 1849.
Other stories in this volume, following The Silver Cup, are:
- Bessie’s Promise: Always Tell the Truth
- The Errand Boy and the Shopwoman
About the Author
Emma Marshall (1830–1899) was an English children’s author who wrote more than 200 novels. She began to write out of a desire to amuse and instruct young people. Her first story, Happy Days at Fernbank, was published in 1861. Emma’s writing efforts became prolific when, in 1878, the failure of the West of England bank swept away her husband’s income and position. Sales of her books grew rapidly and paid off all their debts!
Regarding 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.