He drew her toward the gate of Paradise
Where stood the watcher with the strange, sad eyes
Who, as they would have passed, put forth his hand:
"But two may leave," he said; "'tis the command.
Or wife or babe - choose thou between the twain;
One, thou mayest take; the other must remain."


Illustration from Charles Buxton Going
"The Ghostly Mother"
American Magazine, June 1908