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The Missing Picture In The Young Rav Gifter's Gedolim Album
When Rav Mordechai Gifter, the Rosh Yeshivah of Telz was a boy, he and his friends collected pictures of Gedolim.  They would put the pictures in albums and trade the pictures at school during recess.

One day when R’ Gifter was a boy, his mother saw his album sitting on the table.  She picked it up and flipped through the pages. Even as a boy, R’Gifter was very meticulous by nature and his picture album was neat and organized.  He had labeled each picture with the proper name and biographical details.  In the middle of the album, his mother was surprised to find an empty space.  His mother looked closely and saw that the empty space was labeled also.  She read what it said and tears sprung to her eyes.  The note said, “Mordechai, if you learn well and toil in Torah, your picture will also be eventually included here.  And if not – you will remain outside.”         (Leorum Nelech)