"I am NOT hurt"

Neal loved to run in the open air. In fact, the minute he'd go through the door, he'd forget about walking and run everywhere. So when he was running outside one day at school and fell down, he didn't think much about it. He patted his chin where he bumped it, got up, and started to play again until he saw his teacher's face. She looked very worried. Then when he saw he was bleeding, he felt afraid.

His teacher took him to the school office and called his mother to tell her how badly Neal was hurt. His teacher asked her to come and get him. Neal figured his mother would get there in twenty minutes.

While he was sitting in the school office, he heard some teachers talking about his bad cut. They even said he would have to go to the hospital and have stitches in his chin. Even though Neal tried to think about God and all the healing ideas he had learned in the Christian Science Sunday School, he just couldn't help feeling afraid and alone.

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