The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
tragedy. "If they are, if one can remember without loving, then
couldn't one love without remembering?"
He stared at her.
"You're too deep for me sometimes," he said. "I'm not subtle,
Elizabeth. I daresay I'm stupid in lots of things. But I'm not
stupid about this. I'm not trying to get a promise, you know.
I only want you to know how things are. I don't want to know why
he went away, or why he doesn't come back. I only want you to face
the facts. I'd be good to you," he finished, in a low tone. "I'd
spend my life thinking of ways to make you happy."
She was touched. She reached down and put her hand on his shoulder.
The Breaking Point