The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain:|
old wife on the cheek, and said humorously, "Why, we're rich, Mary,
rich; all we've got to do is to bury the money and burn the papers.
If the gambler ever comes to inquire, we'll merely look coldly upon
him and say: 'What is this nonsense you are talking? We have never
heard of you and your sack of gold before;' and then he would look
"And in the meantime, while you are running on with your jokes, the
money is still here, and it is fast getting along toward burglar-
"True. Very well, what shall we do--make the inquiry private? No,
not that; it would spoil the romance. The public method is better.
The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg