The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Black Dwarf by Walter Scott:|
prayer-book, and looked to Mr. Vere for the signal to commence
"Proceed," said the latter.
But a voice, as if issuing from the tomb of his deceased wife,
called, in such loud and harsh accents as awakened every echo in
the vaulted chapel, "Forbear!"
All were mute and motionless, till a distant rustle, and the
clash of swords, or something resembling it, was heard from the
remote apartments. It ceased almost instantly.
"What new device is this?" said Sir Frederick, fiercely, eyeing
Ellieslaw and Mareschal with a glance of malignant suspicion.