The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:|
"But in spite of it, he'll never get any further than the vestibule;
he'll be making bows to us to the end of his days."
"You think so? I've wondered at the man. I know his fame in the
capital, indeed, in police circles all over Austria and Germany.
It seems hard on him to be transferred to this small town, now that
he is growing old. I've wondered why he hasn't done more for
himself, with his gifts."
"He never will," replied the Chief. "He may win more fame - he may
still go on winning triumphs, but he will go on in a circle; he'll
never forge ahead as his capabilities deserve. Muller's peculiarity
is that his genius - for the man has undeniable genius - will always