The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:|
Everyone ran down the steps to greet him, black and white shaking
his hand and asking questions, but Melly's voice rose above them
"Auntie isn't sick, is she?"
"No'm. She's po'ly, thank God," answered Peter, fastening a severe
look first on Melly and then on Scarlett, so that they suddenly
felt guilty but could think of no reason why. "She's po'ly but she
is plum outdone wid you young Misses, an' ef it come right down to
it, Ah is too!"
"Why! Uncle Peter! What on earth--"
"Y'all nee'n try ter 'scuse you'seffs. Ain' Miss Pitty writ you
Gone With the Wind