The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Great God Pan by Arthur Machen:|
be said or done in the matter; you evidently think there is a
mystery of some kind, but Herbert is dead; where then do you
propose to look?"
"I propose to look for the woman; the woman whom he
married. She is the mystery."
The two men sat silent by the fireside; Clarke secretly
congratulating himself on having successfully kept up the
character of advocate of the commonplace, and Villiers wrapped
in his gloomy fancies.
"I think I will have a cigarette," he said at last, and
put his hand in his pocket to feel for the cigarette-case.
The Great God Pan