The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Market-Place by Harold Frederic:|
All I can say is"--and he broke off with a helpless
gesture which seemed to imply that he feared to say anything.
Thorpe put out his lips. "I don't know what you mean,"
he said, brusquely.
"What I mean"--the other echoed, with bewildered vagueness
of glance. "I'm all at sea. I don't in the least grasp
the meaning of anything. You yourself volunteered
the declaration that you would do great things for me.
'We are rich men together'--those were your own words.
I urged you at the time to go slowly--to consider carefully
whether you weren't being too generous. I myself said