The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from McTeague by Frank Norris:|
"Good-by, good-by. Good luck to you both."
"Good-by, Cousin Mark."
He was gone.
One morning about a week after Marcus had left for the
southern part of the State, McTeague found an oblong letter
thrust through the letter-drop of the door of his "Parlors."
The address was typewritten. He opened it. The letter had
been sent from the City Hall and was stamped in one corner
with the seal of the State of California, very official; the