OME with me," said the Day, "and let us do things
"What kind of things?" asked the man.
said the Day. "Your
friend is sick, and a visit from you would give him
infinite pleasure. Also, it is long since you saw your
sister, who is poor and sorrowful; and on the way, you
might get some presents for her children, since they
have no father to buy them gifts. Then, suppose we
take a walk in those woods, outside the city, where you
and your brother used to play! How long is it since you saw
them? or saw your brother? He is back again, I hear, and
is minded to lead a new life. We might go to him, and take
him by the hand, and go a few steps with him. Then we
 "What nonsense is all this?" cried the man. "These are
things that I should like well enough to do some time, but
not with you. I expect to make ten thousand dollars with
your aid; sit down with me at the desk, instead of talking
They sat down together, and the hours passed.
By and by it was time for the Day to go.
"Good-bye!" she said.
"Oh, good-bye!" said the man. "Why do you look
at me so sadly and strangely? I mean to do all those things
that you spoke of, I certainly mean to do them, with one of
"I have no more sisters!" said the Day.
through the door, she met the entering Night.