The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from McTeague by Frank Norris:|
he should have doubted it for an instant? The great
difficulty was that she was too good, too adorable, too
sweet, too delicate for him, who was so huge, so clumsy, so
There was a knock at the door. It was Old Grannis. He was
dressed in his one black suit of broadcloth, much wrinkled;
his hair was carefully brushed over his bald forehead.
"Miss Trina has come," he announced, "and the minister. You
have an hour yet."
The dentist finished dressing. He wore a suit bought for
the occasion--a ready made "Prince Albert" coat too short in