HEROES: Rescue

One night last week a man standing on a subway platform in Brooklyn slipped and fell on the track, unconscious, just as a train roared into the station. A woman screamed. The motorman threw on the brakes, but he knew he could not stop in time. Two men waiting for the train jumped down on the track, grabbed the unconscious man by his shoulders and feet and slung him under the shallow overhang of the platform. They crouched there with him, while three cars of the train ground past.

The motorman, white-faced and trembling, fearing he had killed not one man...

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