Worse to Lie or Steal?

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A little girl came to her mother, before breakfast one morning, saying, “Mamma, tell me what you think ; which is the worst, lying or stealing? “Indeed, I hardly know, my dear. They are both very bad. I hope you wont have . anything to do with either of them.”

“Well,” said the little girl, “I’ve been thinking a great deal about it, and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s worse to lie than to steal. For you see, if you steal anything, when you are sorry for what you have done, you can take it back, unless it’s something you have eaten, and even then you can go and pay for it; but” and then there was a look of awe in the little girl’s face, she said, “if it’s a lie, it is there forever!”

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