Through a Test

[Of Special Interest to Young People]

The fall morning was crisply beautiful, but Ronald, pedaling along to school, did not notice the blue jay on a scarlet maple branch. A squirrel whisked in front of his bicycle, but the boy's face was serious and troubled.

He waved to friends as he passed, but he seemed to have no time for joking or for talk of the last football game. As he went to his home room, one thought kept pace with him—that French test in the second period.

Ronald was a pupil in a Christian Science Sunday School, but just now fear and anxiety seemed to confuse his thinking. Boys and girls hurrying into the home room were talking about the test. They insisted that they could never pass it, with that long vocabulary list and all those verb forms.

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The Day the Lord Hath Made
February 9, 1946

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