The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:|
a man out to fix it. He's likely to come any minute now." The two
men rose, paid their checks, and went out together. Outside the
caf‚ Muller hesitated a moment. "You go on ahead," he said to Franz.
"I want to go in here and get a cigar."
While buying his cigar and lighting it, he asked for several
newspapers, choosing those which his quick eye had told him were no
longer among the piles on the counter. "I'm very sorry, sir," said
the clerk; "we have only a few of those papers, just two or three
more than we need for our regular customers, and this morning they
are all sold. The housekeeper from the Thorne mansion took the very