The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from My Aunt Margaret's Mirror by Walter Scott:|
shall discover him to be a knave. Do not be surprised, madam, if
I speak in answer to your thoughts rather than your expressions;
and tell me once more whether you have courage to look on what I
am prepared to show?"
"I own, sir," said Lady Bothwell, "that your words strike me with
some sense of fear; but whatever my sister desires to witness, I
will not shrink from witnessing along with her."
"Nay, the danger only consists in the risk of your resolution
failing you. The sight can only last for the space of seven
minutes; and should you interrupt the vision by speaking a single
word, not only would the charm be broken, but some danger might