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heard his step on the stair away
down on the first flight, and she
turned white for just a moment.
She had a habit of saying little
silent prayers about the sim-
plest everyday things, and now
she whispered: "Please, God,
make him think I am still
The door opened and Jim
stepped in and closed it He
looked thin and very serious.
Poor fellow, he was only
twenty-two--and to be bur-
dened with a family! He needed
a new overcoat and he was
Jim stopped inside the door,
as immovable as a setter at the
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Henry, O., 1862-1910. The Gift of the Wise Men, book, 1911; Garden City, New York. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth139401/m1/29/: accessed May 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Austin History Center, Austin Public Library.