In a log cabin at Nolins Creek, Hardin County, Kentucky, the boy Abraham Lincoln breathed the first breath of life. Hopes anchor hung on a slender string, if we are to measure by the childs home surroundings. But his birthplace possessed a soul; for a home with a good book in it has a soul. This book was the Bible. It mastered his manners, molded his mind, made mighty his manhood, and gave to America the matchless man. In the Bible he found the truth for the ills of men, the secret for the solution of lifes perplexing problems, the boon for the best beaten path, the succor for the suffering, the calmest comforts for the dying, and the faithful friend.