The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott:|
more care if he'd been going a-wooing," said Jo to herself, and
then a sudden thought born of the words made her blush so dreadfully
that she had to drop her ball, and go down after it to hide her face.
The maneuver did not succeed as well as she expected, however,
for though just in the act of setting fire to a funeral
pyre, the Professor dropped his torch, metaphorically speaking,
and made a dive after the little blue ball. Of course they
bumped their heads smartly together, saw stars, and both came
up flushed and laughing, without the ball, to resume their seats,
wishing they had not left them.
Nobody knew where the evening went to, for Hannah skillfully