The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Dracula by Bram Stoker:|
Her lips were parted, and she was breathing, not softly as
usual with her, but in long, heavy gasps, as though striving
to get her lungs full at every breath. As I came close,
she put up her hand in her sleep and pulled the collar of her
nightdress close around her, as though she felt the cold.
I flung the warm shawl over her, and drew the edges tight around
her neck, for I dreaded lest she should get some deadly chill
from the night air, unclad as she was. I feared to wake her
all at once, so, in order to have my hands free to help her,
I fastened the shawl at her throat with a big safety pin.
But I must have been clumsy in my anxiety and pinched