Sitting by Bintu
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    “Sitting by Bintu,” Friend, Apr. 2007, 40

    Sitting by Bintu

    One day I walked into the science lab at school and saw my friend Inari sitting at the front of the room. As I was making my way to her, I saw a new student, Bintu, from Africa. She did not speak English. She was sitting all alone with a frown on her face. Thinking of what Jesus Christ would do, I quickly turned around and sat by Bintu. She began to smile happily. Everyone else was shocked, but I knew that I had done the right thing.

    Carly C., age 11, Virginia