The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Secret Places of the Heart by H. G. Wells:|
was afoot? She had thrown over Lake once and it seemed she
was going to turn him down again. Well, if she was an
ordinary female person that was a silly sort of thing to do.
With her fortune and his--you could buy the world. But
suppose she was not all ordinary female person. . . . Her
mother hadn't been ordinary anyhow, whatever else you called
her, and no one could call Grammont blood all ordinary fluid.
. . . Old Grammont had never had any delusions about Lake. If
Lake's father hadn't been a big man Lake would never have
counted for anything at all. Suppose she did turn him down.
In itself that wasn't a thing to break her father's heart.