The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Under the Andes by Rex Stout:|
I raised her in my arms and held her before me.
"That," I said, "is nothing. Believe me, it isn't even
painful. I shall bandage it myself; Harry will take my place here.
But your foot?"
"That, too, is nothing," she answered with a half-smile. "I
merely twisted it; it is nearly well already. See!"
She placed her weight on the injured foot, but could not
suppress a faint grimace of pain.
Calling to Harry to watch the crevice, I took Desiree in my
arms and carried her back to her seat.
"Now sit still," I commanded. "Soon we'll have dinner; in the