The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Mad King by Edgar Rice Burroughs:|
"Is this the truth?" he asked.
Barney looked toward the Princess Emma. In her eyes he
could read the relief that the sight of him alive had brought
her. Since she had recognized the king she had believed
that Barney was dead. The temptation was great--he
dreaded losing her, and he feared he would lose her when
her father learned the truth of the deception that had been
practiced upon him. He might lose even more--men had
lost their heads for tampering with the affairs of kings.
"Well?" persisted the chancellor.
"Lieutenant Butzow is partially correct--he honestly be-
The Mad King