The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:|
honour in following his banner. He has crowned himself King, and so
proved himself a self-seeker who came dissembled as the champion of a
cause that he might delude poor ignorant folk into flocking to his
standard and helping him to his ambitious ends."
"You are wondrously well schooled," said he. "Whose teachings do you
recite me? Sir Rowland Blake's?"
At another time the sneer might have cut her. At the moment she was too
intent upon gaining time. The means to it mattered little. The more
she talked to no purpose, the more at random was their discourse, the
better would her ends be served.
"Sir Rowland Blake?" she cried. "What is he to me?"