He Rescues The Birds
: LINCOLN'S BIRTHDAY
: Good Stories For Great Holidays
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
"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