Quote from "The Girl Who Trod on the Loaf" (1859)

She heard how her employers, the good people who had been like parents to her, spoke. "She was a sinful child," they said. "She did not value the gifts of our Lord, but trampled them underfoot. It will be hard for her to have the gates of mercy opened to let her in."

Registered motifs in this quote:

  1. The concept of the soul's account of good and evil being settled after death
  2. Mercy
  3. Pious humility and gratitude
  4. Sin, sinner