The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Octopus by Frank Norris:|
through all his bones. Now, however, he found to his surprise
that his fury had lapsed to a profound contempt, in which there
was bitterness, but no truculence. He was tired, tired to death
of the whole business.
"Yes," he answered deliberately, "I am going away. You have
ruined this place for me. I couldn't live here where I should
have to see you, or the results of what you have done, whenever I
stirred out of doors."
"Nonsense, Presley," answered the other, refusing to become
angry. "That's foolishness, that kind of talk; though, of
course, I understand how you feel. I guess it was you, wasn't