The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:|
emotion of some sort.
"Shut your eyes and hold out your arms," she said invitingly.
Laurie backed precipitately into a corner, and put his hands
behind him with an imploring gesture. "No, thank you. I'd rather
not. I shall drop it or smash it, as sure as fate."
"Then you shan't see your nevvy," said Jo decidedly, turning
as if to go.
"I will, I will! Only you must be responsible for damages."
And obeying orders, Laurie heroically shut his eyes while something
was put into his arms. A peal of laughter from Jo, Amy,
Mrs. March, Hannah, and John caused him to open them the next