But after the evening talk was done, the evening song sung, and the house grew still with beautiful Sunday silence,
Dan lay in his pleasant room wide awake, thinking new thoughts, feeling new hopes and desires stirring in his boyish heart, for two good angels had entered in:
love and gratitude began the work which time and effort were to finish; and with an earnest wish to keep his first promise, Dan folded his hands together in the darkness, and softly whispered Teddy’s little prayer,
Please God bless everyone, and help me to be good.
–from Little Men by Louisa May Alcott