We have the same enemies," said his aunt.
It was her way at such times to let the conversation flow on according to the pleasure of the young people, only she put in a word now and then as it was needed for counsel or restraint.
"It sounds awful, don't it?" said Jem, who was always amused when his cousin received as a new thought something that the rest of them had been familiar with all their lives. "And that isn't all. What is that about `the law in our members warring against the law in our minds?' What with one thing and what with another, you stand a chance to get fighting enough."
His mother put her hand on his arm.
"But, mamma, this thought of life's being a battle-field, makes one afraid," said Violet.
"It need not, dear, one who takes `the whole armour.'"
"But what is the armour?" said Frank. "I don't understand."
Violet opened the Bible and read that part of the sixth chapter of Ephesians where the armour is spoken of; and the boys discussed it piece