“Mother, that was Daddy then,
Crossing the lawn. I know.”
“Hush child; your Daddy´s gone away
For keeps. I´ve told you so.”
“Mother, that was Daddy´s step.
I heard it in the hall.”
“You imagined it. The floor boards creak.
Nobody´s there at all.”
“You know how he whistles through his teeth?
I heard it clear just then.”
“Where do you get such notions, child?
He can´t come back again.”
“I know it´s Daddy climbing past
The landing on the stair.
I hope he brought us something.”
“For God´s sake, hush! Who´s there?