The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Case of The Lamp That Went Out by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:|
"Quite sure. I counted every stroke. You see, I wanted to know
how long the night was going to be, seein' I'd have to sleep in
that shed. I was in the garden just exactly an hour. I came out
of the shed as it struck ten and it wasn't but a few minutes before
I was in the street again."
"And when was it that you saw the woman in the garden next door?"
"H'm, I don't just know when that was. I'd been in on the bench
quite a while."
"And the man? When did you see the man?"
"He came past a few minutes after the woman had gone towards the
little house in the garden."