"Thomas and his mother fighted together today and she couldn't whip him he ran away so."
"How came you to know that, Susy?
"The door was open and I was going by, and I heard a noise, and so I stopped."
"That was not right, my darling. You must teach your little eyes not to look at things they ought not to see. Didn't you feel all the time that it was not quite proper for you to stop and watch in that way? Always make it a rule never to look at anything, no matter what, if you have even a little bit of a feeling that you ought not. Your eyes are your own, and you must teach them."
"I will, mamma," said Susy. "And I am glad you're my mamma. I'm glad Thomas' mamma isn't mine. She didn't pray to God to make him good; she fighted with him.
~ From Little Susy Stories