Matt and Mandy
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“Matt and Mandy,” Friend, Oct. 1996, 39

Matt and Mandy

Matt and Mandy

Illustrated by Shauna Mooney Kawasaki

  1. Digger, you silly dog! You’re as bad as a bull in a china closet! Outside you go!

  2. The next day …

    Mama …

    Yes, sweetheart? Why, you’re crying! What’s wrong?

  3. You know the vase that Digger broke?

    I sure do. I love that animal, but he doesn’t know his own strength.

  4. Digger didn’t break it, Mama. I did. I was pretending to carry water from the well like the Bible women. I’m sorry. I knew that I wasn’t supposed to play with it.

  5. I’m proud of you for telling the truth. That’s another thing that Bible women did, and it’s even more important than carrying water.

  6. Later …

    And that’s why you should always tell the truth.