The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:|
the eight guineas I won from you at Primero yesterday before you start."
Richard reared himself, by the help of the table, and stood a thought
unsteadily, his glance laboriously striving to engage Blake's.
"Damn me!" quoth he. "Your want of faith dishgraces me - and `t
`shgraces you. Shalt ha' the guineas when we're back - and not before."
"Hum!" quoth Blake, to whom eight guineas were a consideration in these
bankrupt days. "And if you don't come back at all upon whom am I to
The suggestion sank through Dick's half-fuddled senses, and the scare it
gave him was reflected on his face.
"Damn you, Blake!" swore Vallancey between his teeth. "Is that a decent