The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Pool in the Desert by Sara Jeanette Duncan:|
little wretched resort ties up one's tongue!' she cried. 'It is the
bottom of the cup; here one gets the very dregs of Simla's
commonplace. Let us climb out of it.'
I thought for a moment that Ronald had been too much for her nerves
coming down, and offered to change saddles, but she would not. We
took it out of the horses all along the first upward slopes, and as
we pulled in to breathe them she turned to me paler than ever.
'I feel better now,' she said.
For myself I had got rid of Armour for the afternoon. I think my
irritation with him about his pony rose and delivered me from the
too insistent thought of him. With Dora it was otherwise; she had