Growing and Gaining

[Written Especially for Children]

As Norman turned away from the chart on the school-room wall, his face was troubled. It was a big chart, with the names of all the children in the class. It was marked off into columns, with two sets of figures for each child. One set of figures told how tall the child was, and the other told how much the child weighed.

Written in red ink beside Norman's name were the words "Under weight." This meant that Norman did not weigh as much as most boys of his height and age.

Mother did not seem at all disturbed by this news. Instead, she said to Norman: "Suppose we forget what the scales said, and think about the good we have learned in studying Christian Science. Take your Bible, and we will read something about growing and gaining."

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June 20, 1936

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