What's in a Name?
Albin Heath did not like his name, but after his attempt to rob a railway shed he had an even worse name, a derogatory one, which is not actually written in the story, because the reader is free to choose it. Albin is lazy, untidy, slovenly, is easily led astray by his so-called friend. Can we feel any sympathy for him when his crime is detected?
"Even a child is known by his doings, whether his work be pure, and whether it be right." Proverbs 20:11
"Your iniquities have turned away these things, and your sins have withholden good things from you." Jeremiah 5:25
"The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat." Proverbs 13:4
"The sluggard will not plow by reason of the cold; therefore shall he beg in harvest, and have nothing." Proverbs 20:4