The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
household. You can ask any of the neighbors. Meals were cooked
and, what's more, they were eaten; there was none of this 'here
one day and gone the next' business."
"Nonsense," I observed. "You're tired, that's all, Mrs. Klopton.
And I wish you would go out; I want to bathe."
"That's not all," she said with dignity, from the doorway. "Women
coming and going here, women whose shoes I am not fit - I mean,
women who are not fit to touch my shoes - coming here as insolent
as you please, and asking for you."
"Good heavens!" I exclaimed. "What did you tell them - her,
whichever it was?"
The Man in Lower Ten