The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Foolish Virgin by Thomas Dixon:|
"Where did you get them?" she demanded.
"What put it into your head that that string of
pearls belonged to your old boarder?"
"I saw him write the stanza of poetry on the satin
lining of that case. I've heard him recite it over and
over again in his piping voice: `Each bead a pearl--my
rosary!' I KNOW that they belonged to him!"
His mouth twitched angrily and he faced her,
speaking with cold, brutal frankness.
"I might keep on lying to you, Kiddo, and get away
with it. But what's the use? You've got to know.