A special guest is to arrive, and Silas gives instructions to the household servants. Silas and Rhoda plan to adopt the child, whose parents died. Though they have provided well for the child, she isn’t responding to them. Is her fear from grief? Silas knows why the girl is behaving the way she does, but he’s having trouble with why she isn’t growing in appreciation or love toward them.
Can Silas or Rhoda help the girl, or decide to continue showing love as long as it takes when none is being shown to them? Naomi is missing. Has she run away? It’s time for a visit to the Master. A lesson in pity and love is to be learned. Silas has been showing love, expecting love in return.
Words from the Master make it seem that Silas is the one who needs some self examination. Despite all the things he said he gave the girl, not one of them was love, yet he expected it in return. Where is the girl, Naomi? It would be obvious if Silas can think of where her heart is, and in a place she love to be the most.