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The Children's Book by  Horace E. Scudder
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THE BOY AND THE NETTLE

A Boy playing in the fields was stung by a Nettle. He ran home to his mother, telling her he had but touched the weed and it had stung him. "It was just touching it that stung you," said she: "the next time you meddle with a Nettle grasp it boldly and it will not hurt you."


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