The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Copy-Cat & Other Stories by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman:|
entered the room in order to lay the white dress on
a chair and take away Amelia's gingham, and there
was no Amelia. Mrs. Diantha had heard the com-
motion, and had risen, thrown on her wrapper, and
come. Her mother had turned upon her.
"It is all your fault, Diantha," she had declared.
"My fault?" echoed Mrs. Diantha, bewildered.
"Where is Amelia?"
"We don't know," said Grandmother Stark, "but
you have probably driven her away from home by