When the people of the County and the Tax Office employees of this island were playing this past Monday, a Portuguese mother put down her baby on top of a park bench, and turned to watch the people playing. While she was enjoying her spectating, one of the players hit a ball and the ball flew directly for where the baby was lying face up, and when this mother saw the trouble the baby was in, she shielded her baby from above and the ball indeed hit the mother’s back, saving the life of the baby.
Were the mother not to have done this, the ball would have perhaps caught the baby in the face, and perhaps its life would have been in trouble. This shows true Maternal Love, as she took the brunt of the damage unto her own boy, and saved the life of her beloved.
(Hoku o Hawaii, 1/9/1918, p. 2)