The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Water-Babies by Charles Kingsley:|
nobody would cuddle him, or play with him, or even like to look at
What could Tom do now but go away and hide in a corner and cry?
For nobody would play with him, and he knew full well why.
And he was so miserable all that week that when the ugly fairy came
and looked at him once more full in the face, more seriously and
sadly than ever, he could stand it no longer, and thrust the
sweetmeats away, saying, "No, I don't want any: I can't bear them
now," and then burst out crying, poor little man, and told Mrs.
Bedonebyasyoudid every word as it happened.
He was horribly frightened when he had done so; for he expected her