The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy:|
and I am going to turn preacher. What have you got to say
to that, Humphrey?"
"I'll come and hear 'ee with all my heart."
"Thanks. 'Tis all I wish."
As Clym descended into the valley Thomasin came
down by the other path, and met him at the gate.
"What do you think I have to tell you, Clym?" she said,
looking archly over her shoulder at him.
"I can guess," he replied.
She scrutinized his face. "Yes, you guess right.
It is going to be after all. He thinks I may as well
Return of the Native