Stay Close to the Light

Kathy lived near a pinewoods and a little river called in New Orleans a bayou. To go almost anywhere from her house, you had to walk across a little bridge and through the woods. It was lovely and light in the daytime, and the frogs and water lilies were friendly things.

But at night there were many shadows, and it was scary. The family often went places together in the evening, and her father would carry the lantern with its glowing light.

Kathy walked close to her father because she loved him, and she also learned that the nearer to the light she walked the better. When she got behind or too far ahead of the light, there were shadows and the path wasn't clear.

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No Little Foxes
September 18, 1976

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