A little book compiled by Mary W. Lightfoot entitled “The Heart of a Father” contains the following contribution by James G. Gilken:
You say I exaggerate the splendors of a fine home? That the love and loyalty which gradually take shape within a family are not worth what they cost? Consider this incident, reported from New York City. One afternoon an extremely popular opera was scheduled for performance at the Metropolitan Opera House. A famous tenor was to sing, and every seat was sold. But just before the curtain rose a disappointing announcement was made. The famous tenor had fallen ill; his role that afternoon would be sung by an almost unknown substitute. So the performance began, and the…
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