elating to three young brothers or friends,--one of whom I remember was named Enoch,--who for their perfect piety were attended by a Guardian Angel.
They had set out on travels through a land which must have been subtropical, from its luxurious vegetation and its beflowered scenes; but whatever might be the perils they encountered, or the temptations that beset them, the unseen guardian was always near them, and made them strong, confident, and victorious.
The stories of Joseph, David, and Daniel, and the three brave youths at Babylon had powerfully affected me, but, unfortunately, their associations with tasks and rods had marred their attractions.
My delight in saintly Enoch and his friends was unalloyed by any such bitter memories.
The story was also written in an easy every-day language, and the scenes were laid in a country wherein God's presence was still felt.
God had departed from Canaan, and He had cast off Israel, and now His protection was vouchsafed to all the children