How did Helen pass her time when she was not reading?
- Helen's amusements, when she is not reading, are not very different from those of other young women
- loves to be outside and to swim
- enjoys canoeing, especially on moonlit nights, and her favorite pastime is sailing
- speaks of her love for her "tree friends"
- feels so close to them that she imagines she can hear their sap flow and see the sunshine on their leaves