From "'Are We Downhearted? No!'":
There are certain people who will never understand this story, people who live their lives by rule of thumb. Little lives they are, too, measured by the letter and not the spirit. Quite simple too. Right is right and wrong is wrong.
That shadowy No Man's Land between the trenches of virtue and sin, where most of us fight our battles and are wounded, and even die, does not exist for them.
The boy in this story belonged to that class. Even if he reads it he may not recognize it. . . .
Also included in this collection of Mary Roberts Rinehart's stories are "Twenty-Two," "Jane," "In the Pavilion," "God's Fool," "The Miracle," and "The Game."