There's a certain minister whose duties sometimes call him out of the city. He has always arranged for some one of his parishioners to keep company with his wife and little daughter during these absences. Recently, however, he was called away so suddenly that he had no opportunity of providing a guardian.
The wife was very brave during the early evening, but after dark had fallen her courage began to fail. She stayed up with her little girl till there was no excuse for staying any longer and then took her upstairs to bed.
"Now go to sleep, Dearie," she said. "Don't be afraid. God will protect you."
"Yes, Mother," answered the little girl, "that'll be all right tonight, but next time let's make better arrangements."