The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lay Morals by Robert Louis Stevenson:|
or I would bring them to my kind consoler. Let the memory of
that letter, if you please, be buried.' And then as she
continued to gaze at him, being, in spite of herself, pained
by his elaborate phrase, doubtfully sincere in word and
manner: 'Let it be enough,' he added haughtily, 'that if this
matter wring my heart, it doth not touch my conscience. I am
a man, I would have you to know, who suffers undeservedly.'
He had never spoken so directly: never with so convincing an
emotion; and her heart thrilled for him. She could have
taken his pains and died of them with joy.
Meanwhile she was left without support. Jonathan now swore