It was a happy wood, full of small creatures and eager happenings and adventurous quests; a fit road to take questers after happiness to their goal. In itself it seemed almost the goal already, so alive was it and full of joy. Was there need to travel further?
She will begin searching for those who liberate her. They are hard to find not to be found among the many. They were Solitaries that seems the mark of the questers.... Why, you would not have one stay with the many just to avoid the loneliness and the heart-pulling that leads us into ourselves.
It is here that Leary's displays its stock of ragamuffin ten-centers queer dingy volumes that call to the hearts of gentle questers. Aubrey rushed out of the shop and looked down the alley. Half a dozen Ludlow Street Business Men were groping among the shelves. Then, down at the far end, his small face poked into an open volume, he saw Roger. He approached with a rapid stride.
The subjugating power of chaste and beautiful superiority to passion over this mere mortal devotee is absolute and inexorable. Is the nymph an abstraction and incarnation of something that may be found in womanhood? Is she an embodiment of the Ideal, which sends out many questers, and pities and disdains them when they return soiled and defeated?