The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lady Baltimore by Owen Wister:|
boldest had touched him, and found no outward injury upon him; and this
had sent their eyes back to the automobile with increased awe. Eliza La
Heu summoned one of the onlookers, an old negro; at some word she said to
him he hurried back and returned, leading his horse and empty cart, and
General was lifted into this. The girl took her seat beside the old
"No," she said to John Mayrant, "certainly not."
I wondered at the needless severity with which she declined his offer to
accompany her and help her.
He stood by the wheel of the cart, looking up at her and protesting, and
I joined him.