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By Patricia Polacco

From bestselling writer Patricia Polacco's genealogy -- the genuine tale of younger Clara Barton.

Animals and plants have been Clara's most sensible pals. She had a unique manner with critters and located pleasure within the good looks that sprang from the soil. yet every time Clara talked, her phrases did not pop out correct. As tough as she attempted, she couldn't recover from her lisp.

Clara's older brother Davie understood that his sister was once talented. while parents made enjoyable of Clara's stilted phrases, Davie was once constantly at her facet reminding her that she had a expertise for therapeutic creatures.

Davie advised his sister, "Some day you may be a truly nice lady." and that is precisely what occurred. Clara Barton turned probably the most well-known scientific practitioners of all time, and based the yank purple Cross.

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