The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:|
flowing white summer gown, who half strangled him
without apparent cause.
When they stepped into the hall she said:
"Mamma's here. The auto is coming for her in half
an hour. She came to dinner, but there's no dinner."
"I've something to tell you," said Hartley. "I thought
to break it to you gently, but since your mother is here
we may as well out with it."
He stooped and whispered something at her ear.
His wife screamed. Her mother came running into
the hall. The dark-haired woman screamed again-