When the water of a large pond is properly conducted by trenches, it renders the fields around fertile;
but when it bursts through its banks, it sweeps everything before it and destroys the produce of the fields.
"I see!" said the little man, "I see!"
When the ship is steered aright, the sail that she hoists enables her sooner to get into port;
but if steered wrong, the more sail she carries the further will she go out of her course.
"I see!" said the little man, "I see clearly!"
"Well, then," continued the old man, if you see these things so clearly,
I hope you can see, too, that knowledge, to be a good thing, must be rightly applied.
God's grace in the heart will render the knowledge of the head a blessing;
but without this, it may prove to us no better than a curse.
"I see! I see!" said the little man, "I see!"