She Has Told You The Truth
"Colonel Ethan Allen of New England, was an officer in the war of American Independence. He was brave, he was patriotic, he was gifted, he was an infidel. Having fought the enemies of his country, he made war on the Lamb, and wrote with much subtlety a work against Christianity. He was also a husband and a father. In the course of time an interesting daughter was taken sick. It soon became apparent to her physician, her parents, and herself, that she had but a short time to live. In these solemn circumstances she made an appeal to her father, an infidel, and to her mother, a Christian, not to deceive her, but to tell her whether she should be the infidel or the Christian system. The mother, from emotion or from prudence, was silent. In the father, parental love gained the ascendency over infidel passion and prejudice, and he said, 'My daughter, believe your mother. She has told you the truth.'"
Wm. S. Plumer
The Bible True, and Infidelity Wicked