The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Reef by Edith Wharton:|
only made you suffer, what's the use?"
She turned to him with a tear-stained face. "It hasn't only
"Oh, no! I know...There've been moments..." He took her hand
and raised it to his lips. "They'll be with me as long as I
live. But I can't see you paying such a price for them.
I'm not worth what I'm costing you."
She continued to gaze at him through tear-dilated eyes; and
suddenly she flung out the question: "Wasn't it the Athenee
you took her to that evening?"