All the boys had lined up with full of hope of winning the race and making their fathers proud. There was one boy in particular, who was running near the lead and thought of making his father proud. As he speeded down the field across a shallow, he lost his step and slipped. Even though he tried to balance himself he fell flat on his face. He felt very embarrassed and wished to disappear. But, his father stood up and showed his anxious which clearly asked him to get up and win the race.
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As he speeded down the field, across a shallow hole, he lost his step and slipped.
As he ran quickly down the field, his foot was caught in a shallow hole and he tripped.