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[ 168 ) where God was, and promised to give him an orange for his reply. The lad replied, tell me where he is not, and I will give you two 69. Perseverance. King Robert Bruce, who restored the Scottish monarchy, being out one day reconnoitering the army of the enemy, lay at night in a barn. Awakening in the morning he beheld a spider climbing up to the roof. The insect sell to the ground, but made a second attempt. He fell a second time, and then made a third essay, which was alike unsuccessful. The monarch reclining on the couch, saw him thus make twelve successive endeavors to reach the roof, and baffled in them all; but the thirteenth effort was crowned with success. The king starting from his couch, exclaimed, this little insect shall be my instructor; I will sollow its example; twelve times have I been defeat ed in bottle with the enemies of my country, I