The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Men of Iron by Howard Pyle:|
yet. I have bethought me much of this matter of late, Francis,
and now I come to thee to help me from my evil case. I would have
thee act the part of a true friend to me--like that one I have
told thee of in the story of the Emperor Justinian. I would have
thee, when next thou servest in the house, to so contrive that my
Lady Alice shall get a letter which I shall presently write, and
wherein I may set all that is crooked straight again."
"Heaven forbid," said Gascoyne, hastily, "that I should be such a
fool as to burn my fingers in drawing thy nuts from the fire!
Deliver thy letter thyself, good fellow!"
So spoke Gascoyne, yet after all he ended, as he usually did, by
Men of Iron