The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Circular Staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart:|
The stocky man had said nothing. Now, however, he went quickly
toward the door.
"I'll catch the hack down the road and hold it," he said. "Is
the gentleman down in the town?"
"Mr. Jamieson," Louise said impulsively, "I can use the hack.
Take my horse and trap outside and drive like mad. Try to find
the Dragon Fly--it ought to be easy to trace. I can think of no
other way. Only, don't lose a moment."
The new detective had gone, and a moment later Jamieson went
rapidly down the drive, the cob's feet striking fire at every
The Circular Staircase