The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:|
Gideon. 'He's a real brick if you get on his soft side.'
'Dear Mr Bloomfield,' said Julia, 'I know Gideon will be such a
very good boy, and he has promised me to do such a lot of law,
and I will see that he does too. And you know it is so very
steadying to young men, everybody admits that; though, of course,
I know I have no money, Mr Bloomfield,' she added.
'My dear young lady, as this rapscallion told you today on the
boat, Uncle Ned has plenty,' said the Squirradical, 'and I can
never forget that you have been shamefully defrauded. So as
there's nobody looking, you had better give your Uncle Ned a
kiss. There, you rogue,' resumed Mr Bloomfield, when the ceremony