The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from My Aunt Margaret's Mirror by Walter Scott:|
other means of restoring suspended animation, had been provided
during his absence. He motioned them to chairs, which they
occupied in silence--Lady Forester, in particular, wringing her
hands, and casting her eyes up to heaven, but without speaking a
word, as if the spell had been still before her eyes.
"And what we have seen is even now acting?" said Lady Bothwell,
collecting herself with difficulty.
"That," answered Baptista Damiotti, "I cannot justly, or with
certainty, say. But it is either now acting, or has been acted
during a short space before this. It is the last remarkable
transaction in which the Cavalier Forester has been engaged."