The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie:|
"No, I shan't. I'd rather stay up--really."
The lawyer gave in.
Julius reappeared some minutes later, having reassured Albert and
rewarded him lavishly for his services. Having in his turn failed
to persuade Tuppence to go to bed, he said decisively:
"At any rate, you've got to have something to eat right away.
Where's the larder?"
Tuppence directed him, and he returned in a few minutes with a
cold pie and three plates.
After a hearty meal, the girl felt inclined to pooh-pooh her
fancies of half an hour before. The power of the money bribe