Life's Warmer Side
A Brother Like That
Paul received an automobile from his brother as a Christmas
present. On Christmas Eve when Paul came out of his office, a street
urchin was walking around the shiny new car, admiring it.
"Is this your car, Mister?" he asked.
Paul nodded. "My brother gave it to me for Christmas." The boy
was astounded. "You mean your brother gave it to you and it didn't cost
you nothing? Boy, I wish..." He hesitated. Of course Paul knew what he
was going to wish for. He was going to wish he had a brother like that.
But what the lad said jarred Paul all the way down to his heels.
"I wish," the boy went on, "that I could be a brother like
Paul looked at the boy in astonishment, then impulsively he
added, "Would you like to take a ride in my automobile?"
"Oh yes, I'd love that."
After a short ride, the boy turned and with his eyes aglow,
said, "Mister, would you mind driving in front of my house?" Paul smiled
a little. He thought he knew what the lad wanted. He wanted to show his
neighbors that he could ride home in a big automobile. But Paul was
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