The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard:|
"'Ah!' she said, and, my father, her eyes flashed. 'Ah! Chaka! There
was a man! Be another Chaka, Saduko, and I will love you more--more
than you can dream of--thus and thus,' and she flung her arms about me
and kissed me as I was never kissed before, which, as you know, among us
is a strange thing for a girl to do. Then she thrust me from her with a
laugh, and added: 'As for the waiting, you must ask my father of that.
Am I not his heifer, to be sold, and can I disobey my father?' And she
was gone, leaving me empty, for it seemed as though she took my vitals
with her. Nor will she talk thus any more, the white ant who has gone
back into its tunnel."
"And did you speak to her father?"
Child of Storm