The Errand

[For children]

Janet skipped along the road to town. She had an important errand on her mind. In her hand she carefully clutched a long brown envelope. Inside it, Janet knew, was a large sum of money —forty-five dollars—for a bill Mother had sent her to pay.

It was early yet, so Janet lingered at the field where Jock, a brown pony, lived. He came trotting to the fence, glad to see her. She patted his head, stroking its white star, and pulled up some of the long grass on her side of the fence. Jock couldn't get his big nose through the bars and had cropped his own patch of grass quite short.

Spiritual Stillness
April 4, 1970

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