[Of Special Interest to Children]

Roderick is a boy of seven years. One day he was asked by his mother if he would like to be helpful by going to the dairy to do some shopping for her. Roderick was delighted to do this and so set off gaily along the road to the shop with his basket and the money in his blazer pocket.

Presently he returned with his purchases and the change, but when his mother counted the money she discovered that some was missing. She called Roderick to her side and asked him if he had lost any. He replied, "No, Mummy, I don't think so; I put the change in my pocket with my handkerchief over it so it couldn't jump out as I was running home." Mother suggested that he should go back to the dairy and ask the assistant if an error had been made in giving him the change. Tears began to fall as Roderick said he could not remember to say so much.

But Granny, who is a student of Christian Science, was visiting them that day, and she remembered that Mary Baker Eddy says in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," that God is Mind; and Mind tells us what to do. Granny asked if she might write a note for Roderick to take to the shop and so make it easier for him. Again he set off and gave the note to the assistant, who after reading it said, "No, Sonny, there was no mistake; I gave you the right change."

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March 8, 1952

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