The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:|
clematis in and around his fingers, that Lady Anne's
half-frightened anger could not last. She and her cousin
exchanged glances, and smiled at one another.
"But," said she at last, trying to draw her pretty brows together
into a frown, "tell me; why didst thou seek to climb the wall?"
"I came to seek a ball," said Myles, "which I struck over hither
from the court beyond."
"And wouldst thou come into our privy garden for no better reason
than to find a ball?" said the young lady.
"Nay," said Myles; "it was not so much to find the ball, but, in
good sooth, I did truly strike it harder than need be, and so,
Men of Iron