/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// //#28 // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var username = "student"; var title="THE BOY SAMUEL"; var title2=" 1 Samuel 2-3"; Text=new Array(21); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; for (var x=0; x<22;x++) { Text[x]=""; } max=21; Text[0]='  1. Now Hannah, she spake in her heart; only her lips moved, but her voice was not heard: therefore Eli (the priest) thought she had been drunken. '; Text[1]=' 2. And she vowed a vow, and said, O LORD of hosts, if thou wilt indeed look on the affliction of thine handmaid, and remember me, and not forget thine handmaid, but wilt give unto thine handmaid a man child, then I will give him unto the LORD all the days of his life..."'; Text[2]='nbsp;3. Baby Samuel smiled at his mother Hannah and his father Elkanah. Hannah said, "Truly, God is good for giving us our baby."'; Text[3]='nbsp; 4. Soon Samuel was big enough to help his mother with her work. Every morning he rolled up his sleeping mat.'; Text[4]='nbsp; 5. Every year Samuel\'s father Elkanah went to the tabernacle at Shiloh to worship God and to see Eli, the High Priest. '; Text[5]='nbsp; 6. "When you are older, we will go with your father to the tabernacle," Hannah explained. "Then you may stay and help Eli."'; Text[6]='nbsp; 7. Finally the special day came when Hannah said, "Today we will go with your father to the tabernacle at Shiloh."'; Text[7]='nbsp; 8. Samuel, his mother and father walked down the road to Shiloh. They walked through the doorway into the courtyard of the tabernacle.'; Text[8]='nbsp; 9. There Samuel met Eli. "This is Samuel," his mother said to Eli. "He is the son I prayed for. He has come to help in the tabernacle." Eli smiled and said, "I am so glad you have come. I need a helper."'; Text[9]='nbsp; 10. "Goodbye, Samuel," his mother said. "Be a good helper." "I will," Samuel promised.'; Text[10]='nbsp; 11. When night came, Samuel went to his room. There he prayed. Perhaps he said,"Thank you, God, for my mother and father. Thank You for Eli. Help me to be a good helper in Your House. Amen."'; Text[11]='nbsp; 12. Every day Samuel helped Eli in the tabernacle. Each day he carefully carried the Bible scrolls to him.'; Text[12]='nbsp; 13. Samuel listened to Eli as he read verses and stories from the Bible scrolls. Samuel learned more and more about God.'; Text[13]='nbsp; 14. One day Eli said, "Now you are strong enough to open the big doors to the tabernacle." When the sun came up in the morning, Samuel opened the doors. When the sun went down, he closed them.'; Text[14]='nbsp; 15. One night when Samuel was sleeping, he heard someone call, "Samuel, Samuel, Samuel." At once, Samuel sat up and listened.'; Text[15]='nbsp; 16. Then Samuel ran to Eli. He said, "Here I am. You called me." Eli said, "No, Samuel, I did not call you. Go back to bed."'; Text[16]='nbsp; 17. Samuel went back to bed. A sec­ond time, someone called "Samuel, Sam­uel, Samuel." Again he went into Eli\'s room. Eli said, "I did not call you. Go and lie down."'; Text[17]='nbsp; 18. Samuel heard someone call the third time. Again he ran to Eli.'; Text[18]='nbsp; 19. Eli said, "Samuel, if someone calls you again, it is God. Say, \'Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears\'."'; Text[19]='nbsp; 20. When Samuel went to his room, he heard someone call. Samuel answered, "Speak, Lord, for Your servant hears." God told Samuel many things.'; Text[20]='nbsp; 21. Every day Samuel grew taller and stronger. Every day he learned more ways to help Eli in the tabernacle. Every day Samuel said, "Thank You, God, For letting me be a helper in Your house. Amen."'; // *** POSITIONING AND STYLES ********************************************* //**DO NOT EDIT THIS ***** //*********************** //************************