street girl fell ill one Christmas and was taken to the
hospital.While there, she heard the story of Jesus' coming
into the world to save all people.
One day the nurse came
around at the usual hour, and "Little Broomstick" (that was the little girl's
street name) held her by the hand and whispered, "I am having real good
times here, ever such good times. S'pose I'll have to go 'way from here
just as soon as I get well; but I'll take the good time along ~ some of it,
anyhow. Did you know about
"Yes," replied the nurse, "I
know. But you must not talk any more."
"You did? I thought you looked as
if you didn't, and I was going to tell you."
"Why, how did I look?" asked
the nurse, forgetting her orders in her
"Oh, just like most o' folks
~ kind 'o glum. I shouldn't think you'd
look glum if
you knowed about Jesus being born."
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