The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic:|
The Rev. Mr. Ware rose as he spoke, and took up his hat.
"Must you be going?" asked the lawyer, also rising.
"Well, I'm glad I haven't shocked you. Come in oftener
when you are passing. And if you see anything I can help
you in, always tell me."
The two men shook hands, with an emphatic and lingering clasp.
"I am glad," said Theron, "that you didn't stop coming
to church just because you lost the girl."
Levi Gorringe answered the minister's pleasantry
with a smile which curled his mustache upward,
and expanded in little wrinkles at the ends of his eyes.
The Damnation of Theron Ware