The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Breaking Point by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
in his laboratory, and did not just sit and listen with loving,
rather bewildered eyes.
Then, one night at dinner, a telegram was brought in, and she knew
it was the expected word. She felt her mother's eyes on her, and
she sat very still with her hands clenched in her lap. But her
father did not read it at the table; he got up and went out, and
some time later he came to the door. The telegram was not in sight.
"That was from Harrison Miller," he said. "He has traced Dick to
a hotel at Norada, but he had left the hotel, and he hasn't got in
touch with him yet."
He went away then, and they heard the house door close.
The Breaking Point