A Wrinkle in Time
"It's all right," Meg assured the Medium earnestly. "Truly it is, Mrs. Medium, and we thank you very much."
"Are you sure?" the Medium asked, brightening.
"Of course! It really helped ever so much because it made me mad, and when I'm mad I don't have room to be scared." (6.54-56)
Charles Wallace looked steadily at Mrs. Whatsit. "Are you afraid for us?"
"But if you weren't afraid to do what you did when you were a star, why should you be afraid for us now?"
"But I was afraid," Mrs. Whatsit said gently. (6.79-82)
Then the voice was directed to Meg. "To you I leave my glasses, little blind-as-a-bat - But do not use them except as a last resort. Save them for the final moment of peril." As she spoke there was another shimmer of spectacles, and then it was gone, and the voice faded out with it. The spectacles were in Meg's hand. She put them carefully into the breast pocket of her blazer, and the knowledge that they were there somehow made her a little less afraid. (6.89)