"A Glass of Milk"
Author Unknown

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


"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"

                           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."