The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Outlaw of Torn by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
Simon de Montfort, and that should you need my arms
they are at your service, a thousand strong. Goodbye."
But as he turned to go, Bertrade de Montfort confronted
him with outstretched hand.
"You must take my hand in friendship," she said,
"for to my dying day I must ever bless the name of
Norman of Torn because of the horror from which he
has rescued me."
He took the little fingers in his mailed hand, and
bending upon one knee raised them to his lips.
"To no other--woman, man, king, God, or devil--
The Outlaw of Torn