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:|
About six o'clock Gertrude came in. She was fully dressed, and I
sat up nervously.
"Poor Aunty!" she said. "What a shocking night you have had!"
She came over and sat down on the bed, and I saw she looked very
tired and worn.
"Is there anything new?" I asked anxiously.
"Nothing. The car is gone, but Warner"--he is the chauffeur--
"Warner is at the lodge and knows nothing about it."
"Well," I said, "if I ever get my hands on Halsey Innes, I shall
not let go until I have told him a few things. When we get this
cleared up, I am going back to the city to be quiet. One more
The Circular Staircase