Re: [MOL] a short story [01612] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] a short story



That is a really neat story, thanks for posting it.....Beav

CCRosati@aol.com wrote:

>  One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way
> through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry. He
> decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve
> when a lovely young woman opened the door. Instead of a meal he asked for a
> drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so brought him a large glass of
> milk. He drank it slowly, and then asked, "How much do I owe you?"
>   "You don't owe me anything," she replied. "Mother has taught us never to
> accept pay for a kindness."   He said..... "Then I thank you from my heart."
> As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but
> his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and
> quit.
>         Year's later that young woman became critically ill. The local
> doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they
> called in specialists to study her rare disease. Dr. Howard Kelly was called
> in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a
> strange light filled his eyes.
>         Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her
> room.
> Dressed in his doctor's gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at
> once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save
> her life. From that day he gave special attention to the case.
> After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business
> office to pass the final bill to him for approval.
>         He looked at it, then wrote something on the edge and the bill was
> sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the
> rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught
> her attention on the side of the bill.
>         She read these words..... "Paid in full with one glass of milk"
> (Signed)
> Dr. Howard Kelly.
> Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: "Thank You, God,
> that Your love has spread abroad through human hearts and hands."
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