The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:|
Suddenly she caught a sound of hoofs. Was this Diana? She sped to the
other window, the one that stood open, and now she heard the crunch of
gravel and the champ of bits and the sound of more than two pairs of
hoofs. She caught a glimpse of Mr. Wilding and Mr. Trenchard.
She felt the colour flying from her cheeks; again her heart fluttered
in her throat, and it was in vain that with her hand she sought to
repress the heaving of her breast. She was afraid; her every instinct
bade her slip through the window at which she stood and run from Zoyland
Chase. And then she thought of Richard and his danger, and she seemed
to gather courage from the reflection of her purpose in this house.