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:The Remaking of a Defeated
'Public institutions are much
alike, and each has a character all
its own. It was so at the Home for
Friendless Boys. Willie Hope was
unlike the other rough gamins
gathered from the streets of the
city. He was pale, sicMy and
diminutive. There was a strength,
forbearance and -cheerfulness
about him, howevver, which dis
tinguished him from all the rest.
The lad was never known-to com-
""When visitors came, the, mast-
v efsiand matronsVh6wed-ttiemthe
buildings and talked about mod-
ern methods of management; butj
somehow these visitors invariably'
went away impressed by the hap-1'
py face and manner of a weak-lit-tle
boy who amused himself alone
as the games in which the others
engaged were beyond his1
One morning the teachers an
nounced that there would be no
school as the governor of the
state was to visit the institution.
The flag was run up on the main
building and a holiday declared,
while outdoor sports, including
base ball, were arranged.
After his arrival the quick eye
-of he governor took in every fea
ture df the spirited occasion, Latf
cr thcgreat man went oyer and
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