A Girl Who Helped Her Father
day a girl ran to a sheepfold near her home. She unfastened the door and
called to the sheep inside. The sheep heard her cheerful voice. Then they
crowded through the door and followed her to a field. Here they stopped to
eat, while the girl sat and watched them.
young girl's name was Rachel. She
had tended the sheep many times before.
She was her father's helper, and the people called her a
the sheep became thirsty, Rachel led them back across the fields to a
well. Other flocks of sheep came to drink at this well also.
They were waiting when Rachel came with her sheep.
stranger, too, was waiting at the well.
He smiled when Rachel came near, and quickly helped her to draw
water for her flock. He told her that his name was Jacob, and he was her
cousin. He had come a long, long way to visit her father.
was glad to see Jacob. She left the sheep at the well and ran home to tell
her father that Jacob had come. Her father, too, was glad.
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