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THEY FORGOT THE BABY.

One evening in the summer of 1850, as the train west was leaving Barton Station, on the Susquehanna Division, Conductor C. L. Robinson saw a man and a woman, who had left the train at Barton, running wildly after the train. They yelled:

"Stop! stop! for God's sake! We've forgotten our baby!"

The conductor pulled the bell-cord and the train stopped. The man rushed into one of the cars, and there, sure enough, on one of the seats lay a chubby baby, all unconscious of the fact that its parents had left the car and forgotten it.


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