Reflection

[Written Especially for Children]

ONE sunny day a boy was walking along a street with a small mirror in the palm of his hand. He was amusing himself by catching the sun's rays on his mirror and making the reflected light run up and down the sides of buildings and the trunks of trees.

Suddenly he saw a woman stooping down and looking at the sidewalk in a darkly shaded space between two buildings. Remembering the story of the good Samaritan which he had studied in the Christian Science Sunday School, he crossed the street, touched his cap, and asked if he might be of any help. "I dropped a coin from my purse," the woman said, "and it rolled into that dark corner." He searched and searched, but did not see the coin. Then he remembered the mirror which was still in his hand. Catching the sun's rays again, he flashed the light into every corner and crevice, and there, in the farthest corner, was an answering flash from the coin. The woman was very grateful.

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