Her story for children, "Heidi," is known all over the world for its psychological insight into the child mind.
"She knows what she sees. She has her eyes in the right place."
"Anger has overpowered him, and driven him to a revenge which was rather a stupid one, I must acknowledge, but anger makes us all stupid."
"Oh, I wish that God had not given me what I prayed for! It was not so good as I thought."
"You mischievous child!" she cried, in great excitement. "What are you thinking of? Why have you taken everything off? What does it mean?" "I do not need them," replied the child, and did not look sorry for what she had done.
Then at last the grandmother spoke, "Heidi, read me one of the hymns! I can feel I can do nothing for the remainder of my life but thank the Father in Heaven for all the mercies he has shown us!"