Only a Shadow

[For children]

Andy walked noiselessly up a path thickly carpeted with pine needles. Long shafts of light from the afternoon sun filtered through the tall trees.

At a fork in the trail he cut into the forest and soon came to an uprooted pine, which had crashed down in a storm. The roots fanned out making the back of a giant chair.

Andy often hiked up here with his dog, Pal, but now he was alone. He climbed into his "chair" and swung the knapsack from his back. He took out a case containing his Bible and Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. Next came a handful of peanuts he scattered for the squirrels. Then he saw a half-empty box of dog candy. He laid it aside, sadly.

On Better Communication
May 15, 1971

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