With the last ounce of her strength, the nine year old yanked the burning log off the debris, and freed the last girl from the ensnarement.
The rescued girl staggered outside the building, and the teachers rushed to her.
”Are you okay?” their voices rang out. ”Anybody else in there?”
The girl nodded, breathing heavily.
They all looked on in fear as the dormitory was razed down to a frazzle.
The proprietress, to immortalize Oma, commissioned an artist to make her portrait and inscribe the following words on it:
”HEROES ARE NOT DEFINED BY AGE;
THEY’RE KNOWN BY THEIR GUTS.”