The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:|
the golden bullet. "Here is the golden object of which I spoke,"
said the detective, paying no heed to the other's astonishment.
The goldsmith opened a small locked drawer, took a ring from it and
set about an examination of the two little objects. When he turned
to his visitor again, he was evidently satisfied with what he had
discovered. "These two objects are made of exactly the same sort
of gold, of a peculiar old French composition, which can no longer
be produced in the same richness. The weight of the gold in the
bullet is exactly the same as in the ring."
"Would you be willing to take an oath on that if you were called
in as an expert?"