Lincoln And The Little Girl

: Good Stories For Great Holidays


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 needn'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.