The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy:|
boxes in the passage. "Yes, we must go. I went out for a drive,
and it was so fine I longed to be in the country. There's nothing
to keep you, is there?"
"It's the one thing I desire. I'll be back directly, and we'll
talk it over; I only want to change my coat. Order some tea."
And he went into his room.
There was something mortifying in the way he had said "Come,
that's good," as one says to a child when it leaves off being
naughty, and still more mortifying was the contrast between her
penitent and his self- confident tone; and for one instant she
felt the lust of strife rising up in her again, but making an