The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Monster Men by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
came over the man's face, but his next words revealed
his altered attitude with sufficient exactitude to
thoroughly arouse her fears.
"Virginia," he said, "I love you, and I intend to have you.
Nothing on earth can prevent me. When you know me better
you will return my love, but now I must risk offending you
that I may save you for myself from the monstrous connection
which your father contemplates for you. If you will not come
away from the island with me voluntarily I consider it my duty
to take you away by force."
"You would never do that, Doctor von Horn!" she exclaimed.
The Monster Men