The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Beauty and The Beast by Bayard Taylor:|
gratitude and thanksgiving gushed warmly from those of Asenath. An
ineffable peace and joy descended upon her heart.
When the meeting broke up, Friend Mitchenor, who had not recognized
Richard Hilton, but had heard the story with feelings which he
endeavored in vain to control, approached the preacher.
"The Lord spoke to me this day through thy lips," said he; "will
thee come to one side, and hear me a minute?"
"Eli Mitchenor!" exclaimed Friend Carter; "Eli! I knew not thee
was here! Doesn't thee know me?"
The old man stared in astonishment. "It seems like a face I ought
to know," he said, "but I can't place thee." They withdrew to the