<Optimism> [The little girl went on shaking; but the boy, upright on his bare little knees, raised his hand regularly, making a full sign of the cross, and bowed to the ground, bumping with his forehead, which seemed to give him special pleasure./p. 182] The boy's father just passed away, and he is sad. But is he pessimistic? No, but rather optimistic. He not only fully acknowledges his father's freedom, but also retains hope that he will be salvaged through Jesus-the concept of the cross.