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he announced. "Forbes has
"Gone where?" inquired Wal
"Home telegram. Mother dy
ing, they say. On his way look
It was a morning newspaper
that the student held before the
eyes of the bewildered Walter. In
glaring headlines the story was
told of the marvelous heroism of
"Leslie Forbes, a student of
Hampton college." The men who
had saved five hundred lives had
disappeared after his intrepid act
of bravery, but the discovery of
his coat had revealed his identity.
Walter said nothing to any
body about the mistake. He was
thinking anxiously of Myrtle in
her great home trouble. Three
days later a friend wrote him tell
ing him of the death of Mrs.
And four days later, graduat
ing amid rare scholastic honors,
Walter received a letter bearing
one word, a welcome, welling,
wonderful word to his anxious
soul: "Come." And Myrtle had
Myrtle greeted him as he
reached the Forbes home the
next morning. He gazed sorrow
fully at her deep mourning. She
retained his hand as she 'looked
into his eyes, her own swimming
It was a pathetic story that she
told. The news of the saving of
the train had reached her mother'
before she died. She saw her son
the hero of a wonderful deed of
bravery. She had died happy,
Leslie by her side. A smile upon
her face, she blessed him, and he
in that impressive moment did
not undeceive her, but promised
to change his life a vow he kept.
The true story of the railroad in
cident he had since made public.
"I bade you come," spoke Myr
tle, "because I wished to thank
you, to tell you how proud I am
of you, because, through you, my
mother died happy and my broth
er is saved."
"It was a precious word you
sent me," responded Walter. "I
im through with my college edu
cation, and am going back East.
But, if you ever send me again
that one word, 'Come,' I will
speed me on my way to you."
'My heart bids me speak a bet
ter word," said Myrtle, shyly but
"And that word is ?"
(Copyright by W. G. Chapman.)
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