Love & Kindness: Abraham
Lincoln and the Little Girl
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by Charles W. Moores, Good Stories for Great
Holidays : In the old days, when Abraham Lincoln was one of the leading lawyers
of the State, he noticed a little girl of ten who stood beside a trunk in front
of her home crying bitterly. He stopped to learn what was wrong, and was told
that she was about to miss a long-promised visit to Decatur because the wagon
had not come for her.
"You need n't let that trouble you," was his cheering reply. "Just come along
with me and we shall make it all right."
Lifting the trunk upon his shoulder, and taking the little girl by the hand, he
went through the streets of Springfield, a half-mile to the railway station, put
her and her trunk on the train, and sent her away with a happiness in her heart
that is still there.