Wilford Woodruff


1 Wilford loved to play with his two brothers, Thompson and Azmon. They spent many happy hours playing in the barn or outside in the fields.

2 One Saturday evening the boys were sitting around the house, bored. Thompson suggested that they explore the attic.

3 The boys’ father had told them not to play in the attic. It was dark and dangerous. Wilford hesitated because he didn’t want to disobey his father. But the mystery of the attic attracted him, and he agreed to join in the adventure.

4 The boys raced up the stairs, eager to see what treasures they would find in the forbidden room.

5 However, just before Wilford got to the top stair, he tripped and fell all the way to the bottom.

6 Wilford felt a horrible pain in his arm, and he knew that he had broken it. It took a long time for his arm to heal, and Wilford learned how important it was to be obedient.

7 From then on, not only did Wilford obey his parents, he also obeyed the Lord. And many years later, Wilford Woodruff became the fourth President of the Church.

[illustrations] Illustrated by Paul Mann