The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Alexander's Bridge by Willa Cather:|
all the clocks in the world had stopped.
Suddenly he moved the clenched hand he held
behind him and dropped it violently at
his side. He felt a tremor run through
the slender yellow figure in front of him.
She caught his handkerchief from her
throat and thrust it at him without turning
round. "Here, take it. You must go now,
Bartley leaned over her shoulder, without
touching her, and whispered in her ear: