We read a writing about differences between two sisters. The elder sister, Lottie, like to work, and save money, but she has never enjoyed her life. The yonger sister, Bess, like to travel all over the world, and got married to second-rate horn player. After his husband died, she has to depend on her sister because she doesn't have any money, property, and house. The writing is written from a point of view of the elder sister. So we should try to think about it from yonger sister's point of view.
There's a world of difference between two sisters, but I can tell that they are vain persons. The yonger, Bess, has to depend on her elder sister. But it's not easy thing for her. Personally, I have two sisters, but It wouldn't be easily to rely on them at all no matter what happen. Put it this way, Bess loses her self-respect when she decided to depend on Lottie. What's more, Lottie is better off than she expected, so she has to pretend not to envy Lottie. In fact, Lottie envys Bess, on the contrary, Bess envys Lottie too. The story tell us the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.