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My Child Was Crippled

Today, at 27, Adaline does hard work that she enjoys in the interior-decorating department of a large store. She's extremely capable in both her business and personal life. She isn't married but she has had proposals, and she will probably marry within the next few years. I feel saddened over nothing about her except the remembrance that I was not wise enough to find some way to make happy those years of her late adolescence.
Not long ago we were in a group where a thoughtless person referred scornfully to somebody as a cripple. Afterward I mentioned to Adaline the pain the remark had given me. She looked at me in astonishment. "You suffered for my feelings? Why, that remark was a triumph for me. The man who said that isn't intentionally unkind; he had forgotten all about my lameness." She was right. He had forgotten. And so do many people forget, because she forgets it so superbly herself.

Original Article-Copyright 1937, Forum Pub. Co.. Inc., 570 Lexington Ave., New York 22, N. Y. (The Forum, June, '37)
Condensed Version-Copyright 1937, The Reader's Digest Assn., Inc. (The Reader's Digest. July, '37)

Parable
An Arab folk tale relates that Pestilence once met a caravan upon the desert-way to Bagdad.
"Why," asked the Arab chief, "must you hasten to Bagdad?"
"To take 5000 lives," Pestilence replied.
Upon the way back from the City of the Caliphs, Pestilence and the
caravan met again. "You deceived me," the Chief said angrily. "Instead
of 5000 lives, you took 50,000!"
"Nay," said Pestilence. "Five thousand and not one more. It was Fear who killed the rest."

-Maurice Duhamel, We Are Not Afraid (Penn)

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