The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Human Drift by Jack London:|
her. She moves back her chair slightly.]
BILLY. [With supreme confidence.] That's what I came to see you
for--to get engaged over again.
[BILLY hudges chair forward and tries to take her hand.]
[LORETTA hudges her chair back.]
BILLY. [Drawing out large silver watch and looking at it.] Now
look here, Loretta, I haven't any time to lose. I've got to leave
for that train in ten minutes. And I want you to set the day.
LORETTA. But we're not engaged, Billy. So there can't be any
setting of the day.
BILLY. [With confidence.] But we're going to be. [Suddenly