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Moishy rolled over in bed and groaned. Miriam was at it again! The little girl was yelling at the top of her lungs about robbers and bad people, who she claimed were hiding in a dark corner of their bedroom just waiting to get at her. It was the third night in a row she’d woken him up in a panic about nonexistent robbers, and Moishy was fed up.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

At last, Mommy came to deal with the hysterical little girl, and Moishy turned over and tried to get back to sleep. It was impossible.Miriam was telling Mommy, in between loud sobs and at great length, all about the bad people. In vain, Mommy reassured her it was just her imagination. “Look!” exclaimed Mommy brightly, switching on the light and going over briskly to the far corner. “There’s nobody here at all, just a rocking chair. There’s nothing to be scared of, honestly, darling.” “But before, when it was dark, it looked like robbers,” whimperedMiriam. “An’ they’re gonna come back when you go ‘way an’ turn off the light.”

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