The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather:|
"I thought I saw you in MacConnell's box
with Mainhall one evening, but I supposed
you had left town before this."
She looked at him frankly and cordially,
as if he were indeed merely an old friend
whom she was glad to meet again.
"No, I've been mooning about here."
Hilda laughed gayly. "Mooning! I see
you mooning! You must be the busiest man
in the world. Time and success have done
well by you, you know. You're handsomer