The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lord Arthur Savile's Crime, etc. by Oscar Wilde:|
'I beg, sir, that you will offer him my sincerest apologies,'
'The Baron,' said the old gentleman with a smile, 'has commissioned
me to bring you this letter'; and he extended a sealed envelope.
On the outside was written, 'A wedding present to Hugh Erskine and
Laura Merton, from an old beggar,' and inside was a cheque for
When they were married Alan Trevor was the best man, and the Baron
made a speech at the wedding breakfast.
'Millionaire models,' remarked Alan, 'are rare enough; but, by
Jove, model millionaires are rarer still!'