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HE RESCUES THE BIRDS
BY NOAH BROOKS (ADAPTED)
 ONCE, while riding through the country with some other
lawyers, Lincoln was missed from the party, and was seen
loitering near a thicket of wild plum trees where the men
had stopped a short time before to water their horses.
"Where is Lincoln?" asked one of the lawyers.
"When I saw him last," answered another, "he had caught two
young birds that the wind had blown out of their nest, and
was hunting for the nest to put them back again."
As Lincoln joined them, the lawyers rallied him on his
tender-heartedness, and he said:—
"I could not have slept unless I had restored those little
birds to their mother."