The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:|
more! I have so few friends,' he added.
'I thought it was considered such a bad account of a young man to
have no friends,' observed Julia.
'O, but I have crowds of FRIENDS!' cried Gideon. 'That's not what
I mean. I feel the moment is ill chosen; but O, Julia, if you
could only see yourself!'
'Don't call me by that beastly name!' cried the youth. 'Call me
'O, never that,' from Julia. 'Besides, we have known each other
such a short time.'