The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Voice of the City by O. Henry:|
As Alicia passed in Robert started suddenly. He
had forgotten for the moment that she was present.
Without a glance at him she went on upstairs.
After that the fun grew quiet. An hour passed
in talk, and then Robert went up himself.
She was standing by the window when he entered
their room. She was still clothed as when they were
on the porch. Outside and crowding against the
window was a giant apple tree, full blossomed.
Robert sighed and went near the window. He was
ready to meet his fate. A confessed vulgarian, he
The Voice of the City