The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Bride of Lammermoor by Walter Scott:|
advantage I will not take of you, no indignity with which I will
not load you, until the very name of Ravenswood shall be the sign
of everything that is dishonourable, as it is already of all
that is villainous."
"That it shall never be," said Ravenswood, fiercely; "if I am
the last who must bear it, I owe it to those who once owned it
that the name shall be extinguished without infamy. I accept
your challenge, time, and place of meeting. We meet, I presume,
"Alone we meet," said Colonel Ashton, "and alone will the
survivor of us return from that place of rendezvous."
The Bride of Lammermoor