618. Clarissa Tuft Van Nattan (WHH Interview)
Two young girls by the name of Tuft
722face As she was running with her back toward Lincoln, he going East and she going west her foot caught in the pavement somehow & was about to receive a terrible fall, when Lincoln stretched out his long arms and Caught her and saved her from a hard fall on the bricks.
Lincoln looked down into the girls face while he held her in his arms with one of his kind, tender, and sympathetic looks and instantly thereby assured the girl that she was safe in his great arms. The little girl looked up and smiled, and thanked Lincoln for what he did. Lincoln put the girl on he feet, Saying to her — "Now my little daughter you can say that you have been in Abrahams bosom". The girl laughed most heartily at Lincoln's off hand hit.
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