The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from Lemorne Versus Huell by Elizabeth Drew Stoddard:|
"We are not on equal terms; I feel too humble afoot to salute
"Put your foot on the stirrup then."
A leaf stuck in the horse's forelock, and I pulled it off and
waved it in token of farewell. A powerful light shot into his eyes
when he saw my hand close on the leaf.
"May I come and see you?" he asked, abruptly. "I will."
"I shall say neither 'No' or 'Yes.'"
He rode on at a quick pace, and I walked homeward forgetting the
sense of liberty I had started with, and proceeded straightway to