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The Bridge Is Out

In the fall of the year during an icy storm a bridge collapsed. Cars continued to travel toward the bridge and plunged into the icy river below. One man went over, climbed out of the car, and then stood on the highway trying to stop others from plunging over. But car after car drove on by him, unaware of the danger ahead. He would shout and wave “The bridge is out, the bridge is out.” But none stopped. Finally he took off his jacket, stood in the middle of the highway and refused to move, waving his jacket. The angry driver shouted, “What do you think you are doing on a night like this!” He replied, “The bridge is out.” The driver turned his car sideways in the road, and they were able to stop others from sudden destruction as well.

“The Bridge Is Out” from Reader’s Digest