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24. An Innocent Mistake
The vase in the middle of the house
broken. Someone had knocked down the family's vase.
mom was furious. She had treasured that vase
was upset that it was now broken. She
not know who broke it since she was
home that day. The only two people who
home were her daughter Violet and son Harry.
asked them who broke the vase. Both of
were quiet. They refused to answer, in fear
getting in trouble.
She threatened to punish both
them if they did not give her an
. They began to blame each other. They began
yell and tell their stories at the same
. She told each to explain their sides. Violet
that they were playing tag and Harry tagged
while pushing her at the same time causing
to knock the vase over. Harry explained that
tried to dodge his tag and hit the
. There was no way for the mom to
who was actually right.
The mom decided it
an innocent mistake. She did not punish either
them. She just told them not to play
in the house anymore. Harry and Violet had
be more careful next time. They apologized to
mom. They both felt terrible for upsetting her.
decided to be super good and started cleaning