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When Abraham Lincoln was a boy he husked corn for three days to pay for a second-hand copy of “The Life of Washington.” After he had read the book he said, “I don’t always intend to delve, grub, shuck corn, split rails, and the like.”

“What do you want to be now?” asked Mrs. Crawford.

“I’ll be president!” Lincoln replied.

“You’ll make a purty president with all your tricks and jokes now, wouldn’t you.” was her response.

Not about to be discouraged young Abe said, “I’ll study and get ready, and the chance will come.”

The chance came and Lincoln became one of the greatest Presidents in the history of our Nation.

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