Once upon a time, there was a little boy named Walter. He was a mischievous and energetic boy who loved to play and explore his environment. He always had a curiosity towards the things he found and nothing pleased him more than finding something new and exciting.

One day, Walter was out exploring his neighborhood park as he usually did. He was walking around the edge of a pond when suddenly he spotted something peculiar on a nearby rock. He ran over to investigate and found a strange scratch on the flat surface. Nothing unusual about that, he thought, but it was the shape of the scratch that made Walter so intrigued that he had to take a closer look.

The scratch was shaped in a very peculiar way, almost like a spiral. It was deep enough to notice, but not too deep that it seemed like it was done on purpose. Walter had never seen anything like it before. He found it so fascinating that he couldn’t help but to keep poking his finger around the edges of it.

Walter was so engrossed in his newfound fascination that he failed to notice that the scratch was slowly getting bigger. This became more and more apparent when Walter eventually realized that the scratch had spread over the entire surface of the rock.

Walter was mortified. He felt terrible knowing he had caused this damage to something that wasn’t his. He tried his best to wipe away the scratch but it was no use. He had done serious damage and he knew that he had to tell someone about it.

Walter went home and confessed the truth to his parents. His dad was disappointed and Walter expected to get yelled at or punished. However, his dad explained to him that everyone makes mistakes and that it’s important to learn from them. He said that it was better to be honest and take responsibility for his actions, instead of hiding them away.

Walter took his dad’s words to heart and learned an important lesson. It was a valuable experience that stayed with him for the rest of his life.

Moral: Honesty is the best policy, and taking responsibility for our actions is essential to personal growth.

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