The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Voice of the City by O. Henry:|
those roses in the bunch you are wearing, will you?"
The lady gave him a red, red rose. John Hopkins
kissed it, stuffed it into his vest pocket, opened the
door and walked into the room. It was a handsome
library, softly but brightly lighted. A young man
was there, reading.
"Books on etiquette is what you want to study,"
said John Hopkins, abruptly. "Get up here, and I'll
give you some lessors. Be rude to a lady, will you?"
The young man looked mildly surprised. Then he
arose languidly, dextrously caught the arms of John
The Voice of the City