Enoch Roden begins his apprenticeship in printing with a bad accident, but as the story progresses, his training becomes more spiritual. Mr. Drury, his boss, trusts in God’s provision for his business but when business goes bad, it leads to confession of his faults. Enoch questions his attitude of despising God’s daily gifts.  Trusting God’s providence when it doesn’t seem like He is paying attention is a training many go through. The author was a founding member of the London Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children in 1884.