The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
fooled him. He sat beside the driver, his face glowering and his
eyes hot, and let his indignation burn in him like a flame.
Hours afterwards he had, of course, found excuses for David.
Accepted them, rather, as a part of the mystery which wrapped him
about. But they had no effect on the decision he made during that
miserable ride back to Norada, when he determined to see the man
Bassett and get the truth out of him if he had to choke it out.
Bassett was astounded when he saw Dick's signature on the hotel
register. It destroyed, in one line, every theory he held. That
Judson Clark should return to Norada after his flight was
The Breaking Point