"Suffer the little children to come unto me"

Claudia is quoting a biblical verse:

And they brought young children to Him, that He should touch them: and His disciples rebuked those that brought them. But when Jesus saw it, He was much displeased, and said unto them, Suffer the little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:13-14


Although in the original context this is a positive and much-loved phrase, when uttered by the vampire child Claudia it takes on an altogether different and quite chilling meaning: especially when the reader discovers what she plans to do with these "little children."