The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
cars, it's their affair. Why didn't you sleep in your clothes?
I took an angry step forward. Then somebody touched my arm, and I
unclenched my fist. I could understand the conductor's position,
and beside, in the law, I had been guilty myself of contributory
"I'm not trying to make you responsible," I protested as amiably
as I could, "and I believe the clothes the thief left are as good
as my own. They are certainly newer. But my valise contained
valuable papers and it is to your interest as well as mine to find
the man who stole it."
The Man in Lower Ten