The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Dynamiter by Robert Louis Stevenson and Fanny Van De Grift Stevenson:|
friends at hand who will be glad of the succession.'
She stood a moment dumb.
'It is well,' she said. 'Go! go, and may God help me! You
have seen me - me, an innocent girl! fleeing from a dire
catastrophe and haunted by sinister men; and neither pity,
curiosity, nor honour move you to await my explanation or to
help in my distress. Go!' she repeated. 'I am lost indeed.'
And with a passionate gesture she turned and fled along the
Challoner observed her retreat and disappear, an almost
intolerable sense of guilt contending with the profound sense