No Stumbling Block

[Written Especially for Children]

Robert and Walter had been leaders of their class in a small school ever since they had entered the first grade. The fall they returned to school in the fifth grade they found a new boy, Johnny, who had moved to their town from another city.

Although Johnny was eager to make new friends, he had never learned to be a good sport. Unfortunately, on the play field and in the classroom he would lose his temper when he could not have his own way. For this reason, the rest of the boys did not enjoy playing with him. Then, too, he had never learned to work by himself, and when he was asked to do something which seemed to him difficult he would become rude and disagreeable.

The teacher understood his difficulty and was patient with him, but the boys were not. On the play field they would call him "baby," and they would mock him when he was naughty. Consequently, his behavior became very unreasonable, and he lost his temper often.

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The Ever-mounting Way
May 30, 1942

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