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J WITH THREE RIBS BROKEN, YOUTH CARRIES
f INJURED GIRL HOME ON BACK
Danburyv.Conn., March 18. Haw
'ley Silkman, a young student, und
Marion Taylor, daughter of a hotel
man", had spent a joyous afternoon
coasting on "Joe's Hill."
They started on a last swift jour
ney down the mile-and-a-half incline.
Near the middle of the descent is a
sharp turn, where expert steering is
required. Silkman's ar mfailed him,
and the sled, with its occupants, leap
ed 25 feet into space.
For a few minutes Silkman and the
The boy and the girl he carried
girl lay stunned:. She Jlay in the snow,
moaningi. One&ip-was; broken. Silk
man, getting to This feet, found that
there was a terrible pain in his side.
Silkman, unmindful of his own
agony, gathered the girl up in his
arms and began his long trudge of
over a mile through the stiow.
Slowly, desperately, he struggled
on until, long after dark, he reached
the porch of the Taylor home. He
laid the girl down and fell senseless
The doctors found that three of
Silkman's ribs had been broken in the
accident and had been stabbing him
at every step of that long walk. His
heroic feat so complicated his injuries
that today he lies at his home, hover
ing between lire and death. Miss Tay
lor will be a criDDle for life