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LINCOLN AND THE LITTLE GIRL
BY CHARLES W. MOORES
IN the old days, when 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.