The Quaker Hero Story of Alan Strain
When he was seven, Alan was surprised when a friendly dog
jumped and bit him (after he’d startled the dog).
Alan was given shots to cure rabies with the diluted rabies virus.
Years later when he was stronger, Alan rode his bike all the way
to a meadow, and there he read books about Gandhi.
Alan rode his bicycle really far and watched hang gliders.
When World War II started, Alan was a C.O. — a Ghandian Pacifist.
After the war, it was brave of Alan to take heifers and horses on a ship to Poland.
The ship ran into a hurricane and Alan learned that if you pretend
you’re the one pushing the ship up and down, you won’t get seasick.
Alan gave the horses and heifers to the
people in Poland to help rebuild their farms.
(Artists: Maggie and Andrea)
Alan still gets letters from people in Poland he helped in the war.
[Alan / Letters]