Can your mother keep you alive ? — No.
Favell Lee Mortimer, 'The New Peep of the Day', Lesson 2, On Mother's Care
If your father were to die, what should you do? You would then be a fatherless child.
Could your father die? - O yes. Many children have no father. I have heard of a little child whose father fell down from a high ladder and was killed. Another child's father was kicked by a horse and died. Another father was digging a deep well, and his breath was stopped. Some childrens' fathers fall sick and die.
Favell Lee Mortimer, 'The Peep of the Day', Lesson 3, On Father's Care