The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:|
to the top of it and sliding on their little behinds down its
smooth and sloping side amidst much mirthful squealing.
Sir Richmond and Miss Grammont had walked round the old
circumvallation together, but Belinda Seyffert had strayed
away from them, professing an interest in flowers. It was not
so much that she felt they had to be left together that made
her do this as her own consciousness of being possessed by a
devil who interrupted conversations.
When Miss Grammont was keenly interested in a conversation,
then Belinda had learnt from experience that it was wiser to
go off with her devil out of the range of any temptation to