The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates:|
fell forward and fainted.
I could smell Daphne. Somewhere at hand was my sister's faint
perfume: I opened my eyes.
"Hullo, Boy! said Jill, her small, cool hand on my forehead.
"Better, darling?" said Daphne, brushing my cheek with soft lips.
"I'm all right," I said, raising myself on my left elbow. Still
the stabbing pain in my right side. "Where are we?"
"In the hall at St. Martin, dear. How did it all happen?"
"How did I get here?" I asked. "And you- I don't understand."
"We nearly ran you down, old chap. Berry's voice. "About a
quarter of a mile from here, towards Fladstadt. But why were you
The Brother of Daphne