The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:|
his belt, he had little the air of a man whose methods of contention
"You understand, then, Major Wade," His Grace was saying, his voice
pleasant and musical. "It is decided that the guns had best be got
ashore forthwith and mounted."
Wade bowed. "I shall set about it at once, Your Grace. I shall not
want for help. Have I Your Grace's leave to go?"
Monmouth nodded, and as Wade passed out, Ensign Cragg entered to
announce Mr. Wilding and Mr. Trenchard. The Duke rose to his feet, his
glance suddenly brightening. Fletcher and Grey rose with him; Ferguson
paid no heed, absorbed in his task, which he industriously continued.