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Good Intentions

A little girl's social conscience emerges on Christmas morning...and proves timing is everything.

"It's not what it looks like," she said.

The girl’s parents stared in horror at what had, the night before, been a festive and lovingly arranged assortment of gifts under the tree.

"But...but why?" Father reached down and examined a piece of shattered dollhouse while Mother wept.

"My teacher said some kids don't get any toys at Christmas." She swung the hammer like a baton as she spoke. "I thought you'd be proud—why're you sad?"

"'Cause we could've given them away, dummy!" cried Brother from the stairs.

"No." Father shook his head. “We hid a kitten in the dollhouse."

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