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“The Hand”

After clearing out most of the work and grading, I started on my desk. As usual there was a collection of various items that I have hoarded away for years. At the bottom of the mess in my drawer I found notes and letters from students.  A student wrote a story called “The Hand”, this story was by an unknown author and I have no idea where she obtained it. Here is the story:

“ A Thanksgiving Day editorial in the newspaper told of a teacher who asked her class of first graders to draw a picture of something they were thankful for.  More