But he was smiling happily, and for the first day in a long time he forgot about his lameness.
And when his mother saw her son smiling, she, too, smiled. But she was worried about another operation that Joe must go through.
The doctor had said that one of his legs had grown so crooked that the only way to fix it was to break it, and let it grow together again, straight. But now, with his Nodding Donkey, Joe thought nothing about operations, or his crutches, or about being lame. All his mind was on the Nodding Donkey, and he even tore a little hole in the paper so he could look through and make sure his toy was all right.
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His mother saw him tearing this hole as they sat in the street car riding home, and as she looked down at him sitting beside her she smiled and asked: Soon Joe and his mother left the car, to walk toward their home, which was not far from the corner. The weather was getting colder now, and even inside the wrapping paper the Nodding Donkey could feel it, though the lame boy did hold his hand over the hole.
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