The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Troll Garden and Selected Stories by Willa Cather:|
staring heavily at the weeping girl, then he went off and locked
the door and disappeared in the gathering gloom of the night.
Wrapped in flannels and soaked with turpentine, the little
Norwegian preacher sat reading his Bible, when he heard a
thundering knock at his door, and Canute entered, covered with snow
and his beard frozen fast to his coat.
"Come in, Canute, you must be frozen," said the little man,
shoving a chair towards his visitor.
Canute remained standing with his hat on and said quietly, "I
want you to come over to my house tonight to marry me to Lena
The Troll Garden and Selected Stories