NEVER BETRAY A FRIEND
Sam Davis was a Confederate spy executed at Pulaski, Tennessee, for his crime. When captured by the Union army, he had in his possession some papers of vital importance. After examining the case closely, the officers in charge knew he must have had an accomplice in securing the papers. He was court martialed, led out before the firing squad and blindfolded. Then the officer in charge put forward a proposition: “If you will give us the name of the man who furnished you this information, you may go free.” Sam David did not hesitate in his reply, “If I had a thousand lives I would give them all before I would betray a friend.”
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