The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from One Basket by Edna Ferber:|
an hour later when he was buttering his third feathery,
golden-brown biscuit. But she had eaten nothing. She watched
him, and listened, and again her eyes were somber, but for a
different reason. He broke open his egg. His elbow came up just
a fraction of an inch. Then he remembered, and flushed like a
schoolboy, and brought it down again, carefully. And at that she
gave a tremulous cry, and rushed around the table to him.
"Oh, Orville!" She took the offending elbow in her two arms,
and bent and kissed the rough coat sleeve.
"Why, Terry! Don't, honey. Don't!"
"Oh, Orville, listen----"