Jerry Loves His Hornets

[For children]

It is hot during the long school Christmas vacations in the tropical islands of the southern Pacific. Jerry rested with a playmate under a shady utu tree. Jerry's friend looked up toward the billowing white clouds, which fill the skies at this time of year, and noticed some ripe utu fruit with nutty centers inside their hard shells.

"Come on, Jerry, let's pick some," he said.

As Jerry leaped up, he pulled toward him a leafy branch. A hornet's nest was hidden in the leaves. Almost before he saw a hornet, he felt that he should have been more careful. One hornet Stung his face; another flew inside his shirt to sting him. Jerry raced home full of fury, his face painful and swollen. His main thought was to destroy that hornet's nest in the tree.

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Guidance in Careers
December 6, 1969

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