The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
been dreaming of the wreck, and it was inexpressibly comforting to
feel the stability of my bed, and to realize the equal stability of
Mrs. Klopton, who sat, fully attired, by the night light, reading
Science and Health.
"Does that book say anything about opening the windows on a hot
night?" I suggested, when I had got my bearings.
She put it down immediately and came over to me. If there is one
time when Mrs. Klopton is chastened - and it is the only time - it
is when she reads Science and Health. "I don't like to open the
shutters, Mr. Lawrence," she explained. "Not since the night you
The Man in Lower Ten