Another Hesba Stretton classic, originally written in 1881. Here is a book that you just can’t put down! It is a story of man’s decision to get caught up in sin out of desperation to serve the one he loves. But it soon becomes clear that one lie from a “truthful” man is more hurtful than all the lies of a habitual liar. When we yield to the power of falsehood, life becomes a maze as one lie builds upon another.
There are consequences to continuing in sin! – and as one sin leads to another, before long it becomes difficult to find a way out without inflicting great pain upon yourself and more importantly, upon those you love. We sometimes stand to lose much from telling the truth, but our gains are greater.
Character themes in this story: pride and willfulness.