A beautiful duty well deserved an image, a wise conduct also... Like the other little girls of her time, Thérèse quickly started a collection, which had a strong impact on her. In manuscript A (folio 31 verso), she evokes her love for images and reading..."my dear Mother, I owe to the beautiful images that you showed me as a reward, one of the sweetest joys and the strongest impressions that have excited me to the practice of virtue... I forgot the hours while looking at them, by example: The little flower of the Divine Prisoner told me so many things that I was immersed in it". Therese contemplates the design of the images, but she reads and rereads the text, because she often quotes the full content in her works.