The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Blix by Frank Norris:|
charm. He ordered a cocktail in the wine-room, and put it aside
with a wry face.
The afternoon was one long tedium. At every hour he flung his
pencil down, utterly unable to formulate the next sentence of his
article, and, his hands in his pockets, gazed gloomily out of the
window over the wilderness of roofs--grimy, dirty, ugly roofs that
spread out below. He craved diversion, amusement, excitement.
Something there was that he wanted with all his heart and soul;
yet he was quite unable to say what it was. Something was gone
from him to-day that he had possessed yesterday, and he knew he