Anna performs in a blindfolded trapeze act with her husband Harry. Part of this act requires her to take a "leap of faith" that her husband will be there to catch her and not let her fall in the act. This leap of faith she must take with her husband (and a latter scene depicting a midair kiss) foreshadows a leap she has to take later on in the short story in order to save her daughter's life. Their home catches on fire and Anna's daughter becomes trapped inside with seemingly no hope of rescue. Anna, being the person that she is, finds a way and rescues her daughter from a window.