The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from When a Man Marries by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
Dallas switched off the lights, and I could hear him groping his
way across the room. Then somebody--not Dal--spoke from the
"Is that you, Mr. Brown, sir?" It was Flannigan.
"Yes. Is everything here?"
"All but the powder, sir. Don't step too close. They're spread
all over the place."
"Have you taken the curtains down?"