" she did not seem cruel to them then, not beneficent, nor treacherous, nor wise. But she was indiffernect, flatly indifferent. It is perhaps, plausible that a man in this situation, impressed witht the unconcern of the universe, should see the innumerable flaws of his life and have them tast wickedly in his mind and wish for another chanve. A distiction between right and wrong seems absurdly clear to him, then, in this new ignorance of the grave edge and he understands that if her were given another opportunity he ouwl mend his conduct and his words and be better and brighter during an introduction or at tea"
the open boat by crane