The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Beauty and The Beast by Bayard Taylor:|
fair and delicate, sweet brown eyes, and brown hair laid smoothly
over the temples. A soft flush rose suddenly to her cheeks, and he
felt that his own were burning.
"Oh Jonathan!" she exclaimed, transferring the roses to her left
hand, and extending her right, as she came forward.
He was too accustomed to the name to recognize her mistake at once,
and the word "Ruth!" came naturally to his lips.
"I should know your brother David has come," she then said; "even
if I had not heard so. You look so bright. How glad I am!"
"Is he not here?" David asked.
"No; but there he is now, surely!" She turned towards the lane,