The next day, Peter ran up to his father and gave him his gift. Ralph was surprised; he didn't expect anything. "Why thank you, son," he said. He unwrapped the gift to find the shiny new hammer. "Wow, son, this is wonderful! I really needed a new hammer. But how could you afford this?"
"That was the something special I was saving for, Dad," said Peter.
"Huh? But I thought that you were saving for a baseball glove. I went and bought you one because you were working so hard." He went into his bedroom and came back with a stiff new baseball glove.
"Gee, Dad, this is wonderful! Thanks a lot!"
Later that night, Ralph said to his wife, "You know, Ellen, Peter worked awfully hard to get me that hammer. I have a great son who made this a Father's Day I will never forget."
"And you worked awfully hard for him to get his something special. You're a great dad," she whispered.
And Ralph never did forget that special hammer and that very special Father's Day.
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