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Subject: Fw: : From Paul Harvey.....


> 04, 2000 3:55 PM
> Subject: Fwd: : From Paul Harvey.....
>
>
> >
> > >
> > >
> > >From Paul Harvey.....
> > >God has a way of allowing us to be in the right place
> > >at the right time.
> > >I was walking down a dimly lit street late one evening when I heard
> muffled
> > >screams
> > >coming from behind a clumpof bushes.   Alarmed, I slowed down to listen
> and
> > >panicked
> > >when I realized that what I was hearing were the unmistakable sounds of
a
> > >struggle:
> > >heavy grunting, frantic scuffling and tearing of fabric.  Only yards
> from
> > >where I stood,
> > >a woman was being attacked.
> > >
> > >Should I get involved?  I was frightened for my own safety and cursed
> > >myself
> > >for having
> > >suddenly decided to take a new route  home that night.  What if I
became
> > >another statistic?
> > >  shouldn't I just run to the nearest phone and call the police?
> Although
> > >it
> > >seemed an eternity,
> > >the deliberations in my head had taken only seconds, but already the
> cries
> > >were growing
> > >weaker.
> > >I knew I had to act fast.  How could I walk away from this?  No,I
finally
> > >resolved, I could
> > >not turn my back on the fate of  this unknown woman, even if it meant
> > >risking my own  life.
> > >
> > >I am not a brave man, nor am I athletic.  I don't know where I found
the
> > >moral courage and physical strength-but once I had finally resolved to
> help
> > >the girl, I became strangely  t
> > >ransformed. I ran behind the bushes and pulled the assailant off the
> > >woman.
> > >Grappling, we fell to the ground, where we wrestled for a few minutes
> until
> > >the attacker
> > >  jumped up and escaped.
> > >Panting hard, I scrambled upright and approached the girl, who
> wascrouched
> > >behind
> > >a tree, sobbing.  In the  darkness, I could barely see her outline, but
I
> > >could certainly
> > >sense her trembling shock.
> > >Not wanting to frighten her further, I at first spoke to her from a
> > >distance.  "It's OK,"
> > >  I said soothingly.  "The  man ran away. You're safe now."  There was
a
> > >long
> > >pause
> > >and then  I heard the words,uttered in wonder, in amazement.  "Dad, is
> that
> > >you?"
> > >   And then, from behind the tree, stepped my youngest daughter,
> > >Katherine.
> > >
> > >Do all the good you can,
> > >In all the ways you can,
> > >In all the places you can,
> > >At all times you can,
> > >To all the people you can,
> > >As Long as you ever can.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
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