Seeing the Perfect Man

[For children]

Arline watched from the living room window as her friends outdoors jumped rope. Linda, her next door neighbor, rode by on her bicycle and waved. Arline had a new bicycle, too, but she hadn't learned to ride it yet because she had to stay in the house so much. Why was she always sick?

Arline was also worried that she might not be promoted at school. The principal had said there was a limit on absences. Arline knew that her grades were good enough. She always did her homework, even when she was absent. But she had already missed more than six weeks of classes.

Arline liked school. And she liked to go to her Sunday School when she was feeling better. She often watched Linda and her mother back their car out of the driveway on Sundays as they left to go to their church and Sunday School. How she wished that she and her mother could go too!

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To Communicate the Truth
November 9, 1968

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