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 For parents,
 the birth of a                            child is a miraculous event.
 Old myths say
 a magical fairy gives                            to the child
 gifts of human character.                           

 I would ask that                            her gift
 to each child in                            the world
 would be a sense                            of wonder so indestructable
 that it would last                            throughout life,
 as an unfailing antidote                           
 against boredom and disenchantments                            of later years,
 against the sterile preoccupation                            with things artificial,
 against alienation from our                            sources of strength.

 (original by Rachael Carson                            adapted to basic English)