The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister:|
true Kings Port honor, and does not in the least--is his renouncing her
on account of the phosphates--the bad news, I mean. They could live on
what he has--not at all in her way, though--and besides, after once
offering his genuine, ardent, foolish love--for it was genuine enough at
the time--John would never--"
She stopped; but I took her up. "Did I understand you to say that his
love was genuine at the lime?"
"Oh, he thinks it is now--insists it is now! That is just precisely what
would make him--do you not see?--stick to his colors all the closer."
"Goodness!" I murmured." What a predicament!"
But my hostess nodded easily. "Oh, no. You will see. They will all see."