St. Nicholas Volume 15, PT. 2

St. Nicholas Volume 15, PT. 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...to repair their broken fortunes as soon as the floods should have receded. To assist people in such emergencies, there is an organization called ' The Society of the Red Cross." It is a very great and a very humane society. It is composed of kind-hearted men and women, and has branch organizations in every civilized country in the world. This society goes to the relief of sufferers by flood, war, famine, or any similar calamity. Of course its representatives were at that time in the Ohio Valley, and were doing all they could for the afflicted people. At the head of the American Branch of "The Society of the Red Cross" is Miss Clara Barton, a noble woman whose unselfish work has made her to be loved and honored wherever she is known. To her the editor intrusted the money contributed by " The Little Six." Some weeks had elapsed, when one morning the editor of the great city paper received a letter which bore the seal of the Red Cross Society. It was postmarked "Shawneetown, 1ll." The next morning the readers of the paper found in its columns another story. It was written by Miss Barton herself, and was as follows: "Few incidents have ever touched me more deeply than the story of 'The Little Six, ' and I determined to find, if possible, a special place for their offering. We have been for weeks in the flooded districts, and have been as far south as Memphis, calling at all places along the river, and distributing food, clothing, and money wherever we found them needed. We turned up-stream from Memphis, and came slowly to Cairo, and then entered the swollen Ohio. But in no quarter did we find the special place for the money from our little W friends. Yesterday, when we were a few miles below Shawneetown, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236924320
  • 9781236924322