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Teddy Bear Robot  
  A special toy bear given to every child in the world.  

Every child in the world recieved their own teddy bear to take care of them. And to teach them.

"Let me go... let me go!" the teddy bear said with a hopeless shrill.

"...This is only a machine." with a quick slash, he opened the fabric over the seam seal and touched it: the plastic-fur back gaped open like a mouth.

...There was a click and the toy went limp.

From I Always Do What Teddy Says, by Harry Harrison.
Published by Bantam in 1965
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