Dismissing fear

Hey , Ginger, we're going over to Emily's to ride the three-wheeler. Do you want to come along?" Katie called up the stairs.

Ginger could hardly believe her ears. She'd been wanting to ride that motorcycle trail-bike with the three big tires since she'd first seen it. But she had figured her older sister and her friend would never include her. She ran to tell Mom where she'd be, and then dashed out the door to catch up with Katie and Emily.

When they got to Emily's house, Ginger watched with fascination as Emily's dad got the three-wheeler started. It roared to life. Then the girls piled on for a ride up the back hill. Somehow in all the excitement, Ginger's leg got scraped on a fender. She saw it was bleeding and it hurt. Ginger almost started to cry, but then she remembered the words "Dismiss it!"

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What children have to give
September 9, 1991

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