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First Speaker. — Fear not, my sister ; one fruit of th»
Spirit is Peace, and see, it hangs upon the branch ready
at your hand. Take this peace of God which passeth
all understanding. It is yours.

Third Speaker. — I, too, would taste of the fruit of
this tree ; sorrow has been my portion and through
bereavement I have been led to the foot of the cross.
Is there any fruit that will meet my need ?

Fird Speaker. — What your stricken heart needs, my
eister, is Joy. Here is the fruit that will yield you the
oil of joy for mourning and the garment of praise for
the spirit of heaviness.

Fourth Speaker. — I, too, am one who needs the help
of the spiritual fruit giveu by Christ ; a hasty temper is
my besetting sin. Can you give me what will help me
overcome my fault ?

First Speaker. — Yes, sister, the thing thou lackest ia
given by Him who withholdeth no good thing from His
children. Gentleness is here ! Claim it, and when thou
hast become a conqueror, exclaim : " It is Thy Spirit
that hath enabled me to be gentle, showing all meekness
unto all men."

Fifth Speaker. — My feet, too, have striven to tread the
patli of life, but the trials that beset my way are so great
that sometimes my spirit well-nigh faints. Does this
tree bear aught for my need ?

First Speaker. — Long-suffering is the fruit that will
supply the need of thy soul, and we find it here. When
thy patience is tried by others, remember that Christ
tells us to exercise long-suffering, forbearing one another
in love.

Sixth Speaker. — My great need is only too apparent
to me. Paul tells us that every man that striveth for



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the mastery is temperate in all things ; ihh is where I
^il. Can this tree yield a fruit which will help me
overcome the hasty impulses of a body striving to yield
itself in subjection to the Saviour?

First Speaker. — Yes, Temperance grows here. It is
the virtue that suits your need, and with God's help you
may become just, holy, and temperate in all things.

Seventh Speaker. — In me behold one whose careless-
ness and thoughtlessness have oft brought sorrow to the
Jiearts of loved ones. Is there any fruit of the tree to
remedy such faults of character as mine ?

First Speaker. — Truly, Diligence groweth here ; with
its aid and the blessing of Christ, you can overcome the
faults you bewail. The Bible changes you, "Keep your
heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of
life."

Eighth Speaker. — I long for a greater and more per-
fect appreciation of the character of the Redeemer.
My finite mind cannot grasp the idea of the infinite God,
What fruit does the tree yield for me ?

First Speaker. — What you need is Knowledge. It ia
here, waiting for you to claim it, and may Christ, " in
whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowl-
edge," open your mind and understanding to a more
perfect conception of His character.

[Enter seven little girls.']

First Little Girl. — We, on account of our youth, are
not yet able to do much for the Master, but we have
given Him the first place in our aflfections, and we, too,
would partake of the benefits which flow from adoption
into the household of God. Is there any fruit remain-
ing for us ^

First Young Lady. — Yes, here is the fruit of Good-



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