The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Damnation of Theron Ware by Harold Frederic:|
and with a soothing, motherly intonation in her voice.
He did not take the hand she offered, but suddenly,
with a wailing moan, cast himself on his knees at her feet.
He was so tall a man that the movement could have no grace.
He abased his head awkwardly, to bury it among the folds
of the skirts at her ankles. She stood still for a moment,
looking down upon him. Then, blowing out the light,
she reached over and set the smoking lamp on the piano
near by. The daylight made things distinguishable in a wan,
uncertain way, throughout the room.
"I have come out of hell, for the sake of hearing some
The Damnation of Theron Ware