Samuel The Amish Boy Who Lived Author:Robert J. Hastings We were milking, about half done, when David, 16, came tearing into the barn out of breath: "Mom, Dad, come quick! I think Samuel's dead!" I got there first and what I saw, I'll remember forever. Naked and bloodied, his clothing ripped away, our precious blond-headed Samuel, three days from his tenth birthday, was wound around the tractor PTO. — ... more »His head was scalped. His left arm was hanging by a thread from his shoulder, the right leg almost cut apart in two places, broken bones sticking out of his left leg.
I forced myself to face the grisly scene, then turned away, thinking him dead. Just then I heard a tiny voice, "Dad, please, grick mich do raus (get me out of here)!"« less