The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Wrong Box by Stevenson & Osbourne:|
'That's by his way of it; but I've an idee of my own. He tried to
bribe me, Mr Michael. Bribe--me!' she repeated, with inimitable
scorn. 'That's no' kind of a young gentleman.'
'Did he so?' said Michael. 'I bet he didn't offer much.'
'No more he did,' replied Teena; nor could any subsequent
questioning elicit from her the sum with which the thrifty
leather merchant had attempted to corrupt her. 'But I sent him
about his business,' she said gallantly. 'He'll not come here
again in a hurry.'
'He mustn't see my father, you know; mind that!' said Michael.
'I'm not going to have any public exhibition to a little beast