I FORGOT to bring my penny!" 

May, with the clustering curls, 

Turned her sweet face in sadness 

Away from the other girls. 

A gathering shade of sorrow 

Stole over the teacher's brow; 

Those "other girls" before her, 

How sadly they say it now— 

"I forgot to bring my penny 

For the Sabbath-school today." 

A breathing space; then clearly 

They heard her sweet voice say— 

"Forgot! O children happy, 

What if in very deed, 

Your Saviour should sometime forget 

To fill your smallest need!" 

The Pansy.