Lincoln and the Little Girl
by Charles W. Moores
In the old days, when Lincoln was one
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.