The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Blix by Frank Norris:|
outside room in feigned perturbation.
"Did I, could I have possibly left my stick here?" exclaimed Condy
to Richard, who was untying his apron behind the counter. But
Richard had not noticed.
"I think I must have left it back here where we were sitting."
Condy stepped into the back room, Blix following. They got his
stick and returned to the outside room.