"Out! Out! Out!"

The slam Rob gave the front door on arriving home from school expressed his feelings perfectly! Wedged between the pages of his math book lay his six-weeks report card with, as he put it, "a big fat F" in geometry.

He had purposely missed the school bus and walked home—a distance of several miles. The walking, he felt, would help get rid of the shock and dismay. But it hadn't.

His mother heard the door slam and came in to see what the problem was. Rob mumbled a "Hi," walked past her, and headed right for his room. When troubled he often went to his room and took out the Bible and Science and Health. He'd attended the Christian Science Sunday School since he was three and knew that Science could help with this situation as well as with physical problems.

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August 18, 1980

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