Johnny had told a falsehood and his mother was anxiously talking with him.
"The Bible says, Johnny," she told him, "that no one who tells lies can go to heaven."
"Mamma," he asked, "did you ever tell a lie?”
"I dare say I did, my son, when I was very small like you, and did not realize how wicked it was."
"Did papa ever tell a lie?”
"Perhaps he might, when he was a little boy; but he would not do it now."
"Well," remarked the young philosopher, "I don't know as I care about going to heaven, if there isn't going to be anybody there but God and George Washington."