The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from The Case of the Golden Bullet by Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner:|
who stepped back a pace, stammering in answer: "Yes. Why do you
ask? and who are you?"
"Never mind that, my dear child, but just answer the questions I
have to ask, and answer truthfully, or it might occur to me to let
your George know that he is not the first man you have loved."
"What do you know?" she breathed in alarm.
The peddler laughed. "Oho, then he's jealous! All the better for
me - the Councillor was jealous too, wasn't he?" Nanette looked at
him in horror.
"The truth, therefore, you must tell me the truth, and get the
others away, so I can speak to you alone. You must do this - or