"Hold that line"

[Written Especially for Young People]

It was the last quarter of the football game, and there had been no score. The home team was valiantly defending its goal. The other team was within two feet of a touchdown, and the supporters of the home team were making the air resound with the demand, "Hold that line; hold that line; hold that line." Four times the opposing team stormed that wall of men, but not one inch did they gain. If any man had failed to hold his position, an alert player on the other side would have found that weak point and perhaps have broken through for a touchdown. The play of the home boys was not spectacular, but with the ball again in their possession they advanced steadily down the field into their opponents' territory. They were able to hold every foot they gained, and finally pushed over the goal line for the only touchdown of the afternoon.

We may learn a lesson from the sturdy boys who presented such an unbroken front that they were able to withstand the attack of the "enemy"—and win.

"Church of the Air"
June 5, 1937

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