The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
vigorously polishing the floor in the hall. Mixed with the odor
of cooking and of floor wax was the scent of flowers from Lucy's
room, and Mrs. Sayre's machine stopped at the door while the
chauffeur delivered a great mass of roses.
David went carefully down the stairs and into his office, and there,
at his long deserted desk, commenced a letter to Dick.
He was sitting there when Dick came up the street...
The thought that he was going home had upheld Dick through the days
that followed Bassett's departure for the West. He knew that it
would be a fight, that not easily does a man step out of life and
into it again, but after his days of inaction he stood ready to
The Breaking Point