Friday, May 23, 2008

Quick Witted


On the battlefield a general must sometimes think quickly and act without hesitation. A motorman recently showed himself to be gifted with these admirable traits.

In Plainfield, N. J., an electric car was dashing along when the motorman saw a child balancing itself on a high window ledge. The man saw at once that the child would fall on a pile of bricks. Giving the brake a sudden turn and twisting off the current, he sprang from the platform before the car stopped and reached the sidewalk just in time to catch the baby.

Probably nothing will ever sound sweeter to him than the thanks of the child's mother and the hearty praise bestowed on him by the occupants of the car. — Youth's Companion.

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