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  • Once upon a time there was a curious boy named Harvey. Normally, Harvey was a sensible boy as well. He was careful climbing up on the counters to reach the cookies in the upper cabinet. He was careful when he raced on his bike going downhill using his sneakers as brakes. But this day, Harvey was just being curious as only a three year old with an active imagination can. He put a penny in his mouth. He can't explain why he swallowed, but swallow he did. And Mommy went into action.

    Off to the hospital for an adventure, an X-ray and a wait-and-watch for his poor mommy. Luckily, this curious boy, after a reasonable amount of time and fuss, gave up Penny. The most interesting part of this episode in this little boy's life was that he got to see his insides in black and white and got to see just where Penny landed.
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