The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Scaramouche by Rafael Sabatini:|
said, and looked at him in horror. And in horror she asked him
presently: "You are married - married to that -?"
"Not yet. But I shall be, soon. And let me tell you that this
girl whom you visit with your ignorant contempt is as good and pure
as you are, Aline. She has wit and talent which have placed her
where she is and shall carry her a deal farther. And she has the
womanliness to be guided by natural instincts in the selection of
She was trembling with passion. She tugged the cord.
"You will descend this instant!" she told him fiercely. "That you
should dare to make a comparison between me and that... "