A Puppy for Christmas

[For children]

There was the sound of car brakes in the driveway, and a moment later the front door opened. "Merry Christmas, everyone!" a voice called out. "I've brought you all a present."

It was Tom's older brother, Jim, standing in the front hall and holding a squirming little dog in his arms. Tom ran to meet him.

"Oh, Jim, a puppy! Let me hold it!" cried Tom. "Sure, here, take her. But hold her firmly! She's a wiggler." Tom held the puppy close to him and brought her to the kitchen, where his mother was cooking the Christmas dinner. "Mother, look what Jim gave us! Isn't she cute?"

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Right Adjustments of Thought
December 21, 1968

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