Edith Carr did not understand herself. She went to her room after her good-bye to Henderson, lay on her bed and tried to think why she was suffering as she was.
"It is my selfishness, my unrestrained temper, my pride in my looks, my ambition to be first," she said. "That is what has caused this trouble."
Then she went deeper.
"How does it happen that I am so selfish, that I never controlled my temper, that I thought beauty and social position the vital things in life?" she muttered. "I think that goes a little past me. I think a mother who allows a child to group up as I did , who educates it only for the frivolities of life, has a share in the child's ending. I think my mother has some responsibility in this." Edith Carr whispered to the night."