The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:|
"Before I was not afraid to let oceans of people's money pour
through my hands, but-- Mary, I am so tired, so tired--"
"We will go to bed."
At nine in the morning the stranger called for the sack and took it
to the hotel in a cab. At ten Harkness had a talk with him
privately. The stranger asked for and got five cheques on a
metropolitan bank--drawn to "Bearer,"--four for $1,500 each, and one
for $34,000. He put one of the former in his pocket-book, and the
remainder, representing $38,500, he put in an envelope, and with
these he added a note which he wrote after Harkness was gone. At
eleven he called at the Richards' house and knocked. Mrs. Richards
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg