The Shuttle - Frances Hodgson Burnett

“No!” he said passionately. “By God, no!”
“You say that,” said the older man, “because you have not yet reached the end of your tether. Unhappy as you are, you are not unhappy enough. Of the two, you love yourself the more—your pride and your stubbornness.”

 

"The Tidal Wave" indeed. And now I know why the last chapter is "The Primeval Thing". I love how every chapter is titled. And I love Penzance's wisdom. To have the friendship of such a parson.