The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The White Moll by Frank L. Packard:|
would present itself. She forced an assumed defiance into her tones
and manner, that was in keeping with the sort of armed truce, which,
from her first meeting with Danglar, she had inaugurated as a barrier
"You have asked me two questions," she said tartly. "Which one do
you want me to answer first?"
"Look here," he snapped, "you cut that out! There's one or two
things need explaining - see? What are those clothes?"
Her wits! Perhaps he did not know as much as she was afraid he did!
She seemed to have become abnormally contained, her mind abnormally
acute and active. It was not likely that the woman, his wife, whom