The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Man in Lower Ten by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
that represented the wall of the house next door.
"It's raining now," he said over his shoulder, and closed the window
and the shutters. Something in his voice made me glance up, but he
was watching me, his hands idly in his pockets.
"Who lives next door?" he inquired in a perfunctory tone, after a
pause. I was packing my razor.
"House is empty," I returned absently. "If the landlord would put
it in some sort of shape - "
"Did you put those notes in your pocket?" he broke
"Yes." I was impatient. "Along with my certificates of registration,
baptism and vaccination. Whoever wants them will have to steal my
The Man in Lower Ten