Now as the Princess walked daily in the green forest, hearing the wind singing in the branches and seeing the sunlight filter through the lattice-work of green leaves, there came unto her thoughts that had lain asleep in the stifling air of the cottage and the weariness of guiding
Strong wind, earthquake-shock, and fire may pass by: but I shall follow the guiding
of that still small voice which interprets the dictates of conscience.
But one mind still held possession of its resources -- but one guiding
spirit now moved helpfully in the house of mourning.
I do not possess the kind of information necessary; I do not possess the kind of intelligence; I want guiding
But if you were free to-day, to-morrow, yesterday, can even I believe that you would choose a dowerless girl -- you who, in your very confidence with her, weigh everything by Gain: or, choosing her, if for a moment you were false enough to your one guiding
principle to do so, do I not know that your repentance and regret would surely follow.
Many pleasant pictures of the life that I would lead there, and of the change for the better that would come over my character when I had a guiding
spirit at my side whose simple faith and clear home-wisdom I had proved, beguiled my way.
I walked on boldly, for I dared not stay, guiding
myself by the sun, which from time to time shone down on me redly through the boughs of the great trees.
principle seemed to be to get as much sunshine as possible, and to find the easiest road.