The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Resurrection by Leo Tolstoy:|
"The president's summing up was good," remarked the colonel.
"Good? Why, it nearly sent me to sleep!"
"The chief point is that the servants could have known nothing
about the money if Maslova had not been in accord with them,"
said the clerk of Jewish extraction.
"Well, do you think that it was she who stole the money?" asked
one of the jury.
"I will never believe it," cried the kindly merchant; "it was all
that red-eyed hag's doing."
"They are a nice lot, all of them," said the colonel.
"But she says she never went into the room."