The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Whirligigs by O. Henry:|
through a doorway into the room whence emanated the
light. The room was bare of nearly everything except
books, which had subjugated all its space. Here and
there little spots of territory had been reconquered. An
elderly, bald man, with a superlatively calm, remote eye,
stood by a table with a book in his hand, his finger still
marking a page. His dress was sombre and appertained
to a religious order. His eye denoted an acquaintance
with the perspective.
"Father Rogan," said Norah, "this is he."
"The two of ye," said Father Rogan, "want to get