The Getting of Wisdom

Years ago in my final years of High School we studied the Australian novel The Getting of Wisdom by Henry Handel Richardson (Ethel Florence Lindesay).

School

Laura … enters a boarding school

The story is about Laura Rambotham who leaves the sheltered world of her mother and enters a boarding school. Here she is a little fish in a big pond and Laura struggles in the new environment. The epitaph in the book says, “Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4: 7), but one is left wondering what wisdom has Laura gained.

Are you a wise person? Is that a fair question? If you think you are wise . . .

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