The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen:|
the street. There was a bamboo table by his side, a fantastic
thing, enriched with gilding and queer painted scenes, and on it
lay a little pile of papers arranged and docketed as neatly as
anything in Mr. Clarke's office.
"Well, Villiers, have you made any discoveries in the
last three weeks?"
"I think so; I have here one or two memoranda which
struck me as singular, and there is a statement to which I
shall call your attention."
"And these documents relate to Mrs. Beaumont? It was
really Crashaw whom you saw that night standing on the doorstep
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