The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Beauty and The Beast by Bayard Taylor:|
person whom I knew, the annoyance ceased altogether.
The meaning of the list of addresses was now plain. My nascent
commiseration for the man was not only checked, but I was in danger
of changing my role from that of culprit's counsel to that of
When I took up again the fragment of the first draught of a letter
commencing, "Dog and villain!" and applied it to the words "Jean"
or "Johann Helm," the few lines which could be deciphered became
full of meaning. "Don't think," it began, "that I have forgotten
you, or the trick you played me! If I was drunk or drugged the
last night, I know how it happened, for all that. I left, but I