A story of two boys. The devotion and care of Stephen, himself a small boy, for his baby brother, is the theme of the simple tale.
he flying telegraph poles. On his way back Mrs. Estel stopped him.
"Will you please tell me about those two children?" she asked, glancing towards Robin and his brother. "I am very much interested in them, and would gladly do something for them, if I could."
"Certainly, madam," he replied deferentially. He felt a personal sense of gratitude towards her for having kept three of his most unruly charges quiet so long. He felt, too, that she did not ask merely from idle curiosity, as so many strangers had done.
"Yes, everybody asks about them, for they are uncommon bright-looking, but it's very little anybody knows to tell."
Then he gave her their history in a few short sentences. Their father had been killed in a railroad accident early in the spring. Their mother had not survived the terrible shock more than a week. No trace could be found of any relatives, and there was no property left to support them. Several good homes had been offered to the children singly in different