The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from New Arabian Nights by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
By this time they had reached the garden gate; and Miss Vandeleur,
having set the candle on the ground, was already unfastening the
"One word more," said Francis. "This is not for the last time - I
shall see you again, shall I not?"
"Alas!" she answered. "You have heard my father. What can I do
"Tell me at least that it is not with your consent," returned
Francis; "tell me that you have no wish to see the last of me."
"Indeed," replied she, "I have none. You seem to me both brave and