Yes, the actions of a little trivial soul like Hetty's, struggling amidst the serious
sad destinies of a human being, are strange. So are the motions of a little vessel
without ballast tossed about on a stormy sea. How pretty it looked with its parti-
coloured sail in the sunlight, moored in the quiet bay!
"Let that man bear the loss who loosed it from its moorings."
But that will not save the vessel--the pretty thing that might have been a lasting