The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Mistress Wilding by Rafael Sabatini:|
Trenchard had told him.
"You said a Government agent," he mused slowly. "How would a Government
agent know the password?"
Trenchard's mouth fell open. "I had not thought..." he began. Then
ended with an oath. "`Tis a traitor from inside."
Wilding nodded. "It must be one of those who met at White Lackington
three nights ago," he answered.
Idlers - the witnesses of the wedding - were watching them with interest
from the path, and others from over the low wall of the churchyard, as
well they might, for Mr. Wilding's behaviour was, for a bridegroom,
extraordinary. Trenchard did not relish the audience.