The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:|
was our place to suffer with the rest. It has been hard for us. It
is the first time we have ever heard our name fall from any one's
lips--sullied. Be merciful--for the sake or the better days; make
our shame as light to bear as in your charity you can." At this
point in his reverie Mary nudged him, perceiving that his mind was
absent. The house was chanting, "You are f-a-r," etc.
"Be ready," Mary whispered. "Your name comes now; he has read
The chant ended.
"Next! next! next!" came volleying from all over the house.
Burgess put his hand into his pocket. The old couple, trembling,
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg