"To affect the quality of the day... that is the highest of the arts."
"Daddy, I'm scared."
"It's just a little thunder and lightning, honey--nothing will harm you while I'm here with you."
"But Daddy, what if the old tree outside gets hit by the storm?"
"Katy, darling, you can fill your heart with fear, or you can fill it with courage just like the gutter by your window filling up with rain; sooner or later they'll both
"I'll fill it with courage, Daddy, if... you'll stay with me awhile."
"I'll stay with you and keep an eye on that old maple tree, but you must close those sparkling eyes and dream of sunny days."
"Daddy, I love you..."