Then Mr. Ought drew forth his book. It had silver covers, and its leaves were of the most delicate tissue.
I have taught little Susy to be good," said he. "Never to touch what is not hers. Never to speak a word that is not true. Never to have a thought she would not like the great and holy God to see. If I stay six years longer I can teach her a great deal more, for she begins now to understand my faintest whisper. She is such a little girl as I love to live with."
Then Susy turned rosy-red with pleasure, and her papa and mamma got up and shook hands with Mr. Ought, and begged him never, never to leave their darling child as long as she lived.
[We could all benefit from having Mr. Ought stay with our children, as well as with ourselves now couldn't we? ~ mr]