A little boy visiting his grandparents was given his first slingshot. He practiced in the woods, but he could never hit his target. As he came back to Grandmaís back yard, he spied her pet duck. On an impulse he took aim and let fly. The stone hit, and the duck fell .
The boy panicked. Desperately he hid the duck in the woodpile, only to look up and see his sister watching. Sally had seen it all, but she said nothing. After lunch that day, Grandma said, "Sally, letís wash the dishes." But Sally said, "Johnny told me he wanted to help in the kitchen today. Didnít you, Johnny?" And she whispered to him, "Remember the duckĒ So Johnny did the dishes.
Later Grandpa asked if the children wanted to go fishing. Grandma said, "Iím sorry, but I need Sally to help make supper." Sally smiled and said, "Thatís all taken care of. Johnny wants to do it." Again she whispered, "Remember the duck." Johnny stayed while Sally went fishing. After several days of Johnny doing both his chores and his sisters, he couldnít stand it a...
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