The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:|
bidding. The little room on Twenty-third Street was
the symbol of the future. This magnificent building
was the realization of the present.
She smiled pleasantly to the polite assistant who
received her order slip, and took her seat on the
waiting line until her books were delivered.
This magnificent room with its lofty ceilings of
golden panels and drifting clouds had always brought to
her a peculiar sense of restful power. The
consciousness of its ownership had from the first been
most intimate. No man can own what he cannot