The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell:|
standing just below the doctor and, before she could change the
expression of her face, he saw her and one corner of his mouth
went down and one eyebrow went up. She jerked her chin up and
turned away from him and suddenly she heard her own name called--
called in an unmistakable Charleston voice that rang out above the
hubbub of other names.
"Mrs. Charles Hamilton--one hundred and fifty dollars--in gold."
A sudden hush fell on the crowd both at the mention of the sum and
at the name. Scarlett was so startled she could not even move.
She remained sitting with her chin in her hands, her eyes wide
with astonishment. Everybody turned to look at her. She saw the
Gone With the Wind