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Once an Angel found a child crying bitterly, and stopped to comfort him.
"What is the matter, dear?" asked the Angel.
"Oh, I have hurt myself dreadfully!" said the child. "Dreadfully! see!" and he showed his wound.
"Yes, that must have hurt very much, I know," said the Angel; "but cheer up! I knew another child who was wounded in the same place, and he got over it in good time."
"Ah! but it was not so bad a wound as mine!" said the child.
"Yes, it was," said the Angel; "every bit as bad."
"But it did not hurt him so much!" said the child.
"How do you know that?" asked the Angel.
"Because he wasn't me!" said the child.
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