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Short Stories (Stories for the Youth), book by Father Tadros Yacoub Malaty

420- A White Silk Cloth Image: White Silk, fabric, texture صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: حرير أبيض، قماش Image: White Silk, fabric, texture

صورة في موقع الأنبا تكلا: حرير أبيض، قماش

Mark went to Springfield, Illinois, where President Abraham Lincoln was born. Mark went with a friend to the National Museum and noticed that there was a cabin that housed a white silk cloth, the cloth was about 18 inches long. Mark asked his friend John about that piece of cloth.

John answered that this piece of cloth had a story. When Mr. Lincoln was in the grand opera; a man shot him. A lady who was sitting near him got her white dress and put it under the Presidents head so he might rest waiting for the doctors to come and look after him. The lady went home feeling happy and thanking God who saved the president who liberated the slaves and took care of the weak.

The lady was thinking of taking the dress to the cleaners, but she felt that the drops of blood from the Presidents wound were priceless. She got a pair of scissors and cut about 18 inches around the drops of blood. She kept that piece of cloth and when it was time to build a museum in Springfield; she took the piece of cloth to the city authorities and it was included in the museum with the title "To the man who freed the slaves.

→ English translation of the story here at قطعة قماش من الحرير الأبيض. Divider

+ Your precious Blood,

As from a lamb without blemish,

Is my treasure, and my fullness.

+ I see You carried on the Cross,

You are the bearer of the sins of the whole world,

Carrying me to the bosom of the Father.

+ Your Blood purifies me from every sin,

Fills my soul and my emotions.

There is no one who loves me like You, O Savior of the world.

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